Sylvia McManus Johnston, 84, of Kitty Hawk, N.C., died on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in Point Harbor, N.C.
A graveside service was held in Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk, on Monday, Aug. 6, at 11 a.m.
Sylvia was born in Chesterfield and maintained a home there. She was a member of the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Chesterfield. She was the daughter of the late Robert L. and Ethel Porter McManus and the widow of the late Johnny Johnston.
Sylvia met her husband Johnny while attending Wake Forest College. Both were graduates of Wake Forest College. They moved to the Outer Banks in 1970 when Johnny became the first golf professional at Sea Scape Golf Course. Sylvia returned to the Outer Banks several years ago and resided at Spring Arbor prior to her death where she had many friends.
Sylvia is survived by one son, Clyde Johnston and wife, Suzanna of Hilton Head; five daughters, Jackie Fearing and husband, Charlie of Kill Devil Hills, Cheryl “Poogie” Johnson of Manteo, Karen “Spooky” Phillips and husband, Alan of Wilmington, N.C., Sibbie Griggs and husband, Eddie of Point Harbor, and Cathy Forbes and husband, Foster of Kitty Hawk; 11 grandchildren, MacKenzie Johnston, Victoria Johnston, Rebecca Johnston, Erin Johnson, Shea Johnson, Jonathan Daniels and wife, Betty Lou, Leigh Griggs, Laura Griggs, Walker Griggs, Ashley Forbes and Shannon Forbes; three great-grandchildren, Grayson Rippons, Megan Daniels, and Ava Daniels; and a very special cousin, George Porter Kennington of Anderson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 305 W Main St, Chesterfield, SC, or to a charity of one’s choice.
Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, N.C., is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh.com.
The Cheraw Chronicle
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012