In Memory

Fran Johnston

Fran Johnston

Frances Ann Johnston died Sunday, June 10, 2012.  She was survived by her parents, Bob and Martha Johnston, son, Ashley, brothers Dan and David, and husband Bruce Smith.

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10/06/15 11:27 PM #1    

William C. Blackman


YOUNGSVILLE - Frances Ann Johnston died Sunday, June 10, 2012 at home. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at First Church of Christ, Scientist, Raleigh. There is no visitation. Flowers are welcome, and are part of her final request.

Surviving: parents, Bob and Martha Johnston of Wake Forest; son, Ashley Pace (Kimberly) of Indian Trail; brother, Dan Johnston (Teresa) of Apex, and David Johnston, currently stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; husband, Bruce Smith of Youngsville; and three grandchildren.

05/09/16 10:02 AM #2    

Joyce L. Hanselman (Hanselman)

Fran was such a fun person.  She was intelligent and had great humor too.  We had so much fun as the Indians our senior year in Annie Get Your Gun.  We had reconnected  a few years before she died.  I miss her.  God took a beautiful soul from earth and placed her with him in heaven.  Miss You Franny!!


05/10/16 10:47 AM #3    

Sue Burroughs (Field)

Fran -- such a warm, wonderful person! I don't think I realized at the time (being more of a brooding poet-type) what a positive influence she had on me. There are certain people who touch you dearly, and she is one of them.

05/10/16 05:50 PM #4    

Laura Armstrong (Lassiter)

Wonderful tributes!

06/04/16 04:31 PM #5    

Edward M. Shelburne

I would have lunch with Fran each day for part of our senior year. Fran always impressed me because she took such an interest in other people. 

08/04/16 05:56 PM #6    

Lee Fuller (Eanes)

Fran and I lived next door to each other on Bellevue Rd from age 5 or so til 9. Then later her family followed us to Laurel Hills, where we were in biking distance.  We have a picture of me, her and Caroline Green on our first day of school. Our parents were close friends, and we both treasured our memories of those early years. I was in her wedding and she in mine. I am so thankful we later reconnected on facebook. . She like to write poetry, loved horses, and especially loved Christmas!  She had a great personality and loved life. The celebration of her life was a beautiful service ., full of humor as she was. Her mother is still living in Raleigh., as well as her brother Dan. We miss you Fran! .., .   .  . . 

08/24/16 01:09 PM #7    

M. Larry Johnston

The record as reported here regarding Fran's next of kin is inaccurate: Fran had only one sibling, her brother Dan; David, erroneously also listed as her brother, is in fact her nephew (Dan's and Teresa's son). As "Cousin Franny's" first cousin, I certify the above relationship description.

Perhaps the miscommunication is based upon poor copy editing, grammar and/or punctuation; not everyone has been so fortunate as to have experienced the two "Grand Lady P's" as were many of our classmates.


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