James H. Johnston


Funeral Services for James H. (Uncle Jimmy) Johnston, 90, who died last night at his home, Route 2, East Chattanooga, will be held at 2 o'clock
tomorrow afternoon at the chapel of the J. Avery Bryan Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Baptist Cemetery at Tyner.

The following nephews will serve as pall bearers: Fred Helms, John Helms, Ben Johnston, James Barger, Mack Moore, Ray Johnston, Cecil (Scrappy) Moore and Herschel Broyles.

A retired farmer and member of an old county family, Mr. Johnston had resided in the Tyner community since 1907. He was a member of the Manker
Memorial Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Fanny Julian Johnston; two daughters, Mrs. Claude Johnson, Nashville and Mrs. L. G. Smith, Miami, Fla.; four sons, Warren B., Clifton M., Wheeler R. (Doc) and Jimmy Johnston, all of Chattanooga; two sisters, Mrs. Addie Brenizer and Mrs. Alice Helms, Chattanooga; two brothers, Lyle Johnston, Cleveland and J. W. Johnston, Chattanooga; 16 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

Two of Mr. Johnston's sons Wheeler R. (Doc) and Jimmy Johnston are former major league baseball stars, the former having played for years with the Cleveland Indians, and Jimmy with Brooklyn. The two once played on opposite teams during the World Series.
The Chattanooga Times,  Tuesday,  March 29, 1949.

Submitted by Patricia Johnston Treadwell