Dec. 30, 1930 Asheville Buncombe County North Carolina, USA
Dec. 15, 2009 Asheville Buncombe County North Carolina, USA
Mary Alston, 78, of 650 Caribou Rd, Apt. 102, died, Tuesday, December 15, 2009.
Mary was a native of Asheville and a daughter of the late Henry and Bessie Broadwater Cooper. She was a graduate of Allen High School.
Mary was a 25 year employee of St. Joseph's Hospital and retired after 15 years of service from Thoms Rehabilitation Hospital.
She was a member of Gaston St. Church of Christ. Mary was very active in senior programs and was a member of the NC Senior Citizens Association, past president of the Grove St. Senior Opportunity Center and served as a senior companion. She was a member of the Board of the Shiloh Senior Center, Land of Sky Regional Council, Tar Heel Delegate to the NC Legislators, member of the Elder Hostel Club and Centurion Club. Mary received numerous awards and citations for her volunteer and civic work.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Carrie B. Hall.
Surviving family include brother-in-law, Leroy Hall and niece, Joe C. Brewton of Holly Springs; nephew, Henry Logan (Barbara) of Asheville; great-niece Sharon Akerele (Jide) of Clayton; great-nephew, Robert Jeter, Jr. (Sonja) of Santa Clara, CA; great-great-nephews, Trevor and Ty Jeter of Santa Clara, CA; other relatives and friends.
The funeral service will be 1 p.m., Tuesday, Gaston St. Church of Christ with Bro. Ivory Hunter officiating. The family will receive friends one hour before the service. Burial will be in Violet Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gaston St. Church of Christ, 30 Gaston St., Asheville, NC 28801 or Land of Sky Regional Council, 339 New Leicester Hwy, Asheville, NC 28806.
The family of Mary Alston wishes to thank June Ruff and her daughters, Denise Pully, Loretta and Mary Lee Montgomery for all the kindness and love shown to her in past years and especially during her recent illness.