Originally created 05/14/00

Mr. Lawton Johnston



GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - Mr. Lawton L. Johnston, 76, died Thursday, May 11, 2000, at his residence.

The funeral will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at St. John United Methodist Church with the Revs. Barbee Parsons and Paul Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Graniteville Cemetery.

Mr. Johnston, a native of Saluda, was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a Hall of Fame member of American Endurance Ride Conference, member of National Association Trail Ride Conference and hosted Graniteville Gallop Trail Ride for many years. He was a member of St. John United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Tony Johnston, Mims, Fla., and Jock Johnston, Santa Inez, Cali.; a sister, Magdalene J. "Lynn" Daly, Aiken; and a grandson.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Johnson, Lee Posey, George Pardue, Ansel Lowe, Martin Posey, George Alexander, Chares Wingard and Keith Bowers.

Memorials may be made to St. John United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 38, Graniteville, SC 29829.

Friends may call at 530 Ergle St. Ext. and at the residence of Lynn Daly, 11 Woodhill Place, Aiken.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Napier Funeral Home.

The Augusta Chronicle May 14, 2000