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Obituary – Deborah Coleen Johnston (1957- 2019)


Deborah Coleen Johnston of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life, Tuesday, September 3, 2019 in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Debbie was born March 17, 1957 to Charles Ted Johnston and Kathleen Mary (Adams) in Bates, Arkansas. She was 62 years old.

Debbie was a fun loving, family oriented woman. She cherished time with her family and made the most of each opportunity. Her nieces and nephews were like her own. Each one had a special place in her heart. When she wasn’t making memories with family, Debbie loved to read and fish. Some of her greatest times were spent on the softball field with good friends. She leaves a legacy of love, kindness and will be remembered for her big smile.

Debbie leaves behind to cherish her memory, her mother, Kathleen M. Higgins of Waldron, Arkansas, her life long partner, Chris Silvey of Waldron, one son, Jason Silvey and wife Shannon. Nana will forever remain in the hearts of her 2 grandchildren: Aiden and Aspen. Debbie is also survived by one favorite sister, Diana Hattabaugh and husband Jerald of Mansfield, Arkansas, 4 brothers: Ted Johnston and wife Janie of Bates, Arkansas, Snuffy Johnston and wife Sheila, Kenny Johnston and wife Kathy, and Terry Johnston all of Waldron, Arkansas. Debbie will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives she impacted including a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and neighbors dear to her heart.

Debbie was preceded in death by her father, Bud Johnston and one niece, Ginger Johnston.

Debbie’s memorial life celebration will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday September 6, 2019 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Mike Galinato officiating. Interment will follow in the Freedom Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

Debbie’s family will visit with friends Friday, September 6, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home.

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