Virginia Nell Hughes Johnston

Virginia Nell Hughes Johnston, 90, of Monticello, passed away on February 15, 2019 at Belleview Nursing and Rehab in Monticello.

She was born on May 6, 1928 in Drew County to the late Copeland M. Hughes and Virda Gilliam Hughes.

She was the widow of Harrell Johnston, a retired teacher and librarian, and a member of Rose Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

She received her BSE from Arkansas A&M College (now UAM) and a degree in Library Science from East Texas State in Commerce, Texas.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Copeland Hughes and Virgil Hughes.

Survivors include one son, Glenn Johnston and wife Jeannie of Harrell; a daughter, Linda Rowe and husband Rick of Lake Village; five grandsons, Alan Johnston and wife Jackie, Phillip Johnston and wife Jessica, Wesley Rowe, Cameron Rowe and Ryan Rowe and wife Madison; five great-grandchildren, Anna, Jack, Wyatt, Carley and Palmer; one brother, Rev. Charles Hughes of Estill Springs, Tennessee; brothers-in-law, Larry Johnston and wife Lonelle and Mike Johnston and wife Charlena; sisters-in-law, Jean Foreman and Harold, Kay Johnston and Martha Wood; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 18, at Stephenson-Dearman Chapel with burial to follow in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation is from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice or Rose Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church.