Clifton Jerry Johnston

Clifton Jerry Johnston, 80, of Quitman, Mississippi, passed away on November 1, 2019, at his residence. 

He was born on September 7, 1939, to Clifton and Leila (Martin) Johnston in Quitman, MS.

Jerry was a member and Deacon of Montrose Baptist Church and also served as a Deacon at First Baptist Church, Quitman, MS.  He served on the Board of Directors for H.C. Watkins Memorial Hospital, and was a longtime time business owner of Lewis McClinton Department Store in Quitman, MS.

Clifton is survived by his wife, Nancy Adams Johnston; son, Dan (Gwen) Johnston; daughter, Jan J. (Mark) Beavers; grandson, Brandon (Avarie) Johnston; granddaughter, Ashlyn Johnston; great-grandchild, Baylor Dean Johnston.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cliff and Leila Johnston.

Visitation was held Monday, November 4, 2019, 5:00 p.m. at Wright's Funeral Home, Quitman, Mississippi.  

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 11:00 a.m. at the Odd Fellows Cemetery with Rev. Matthew Johnson officiating.

Burial took place in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Montrose Baptist Church or your favorite Charity.  Online condolences can be given at


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