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 Grey Sills Alston

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Grey Sills Alston

  • Birth 4 Dec 1849 Afton, Warren County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 16 Dec 1921 Starkville, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, USA
  • Burial Starkville, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, USA
  • Plot Block 11, Old Part
  • Memorial ID 55592759

Grey Sills Alston, son of Dr. John H. and Virginia Sills Alston, was born 1n Warren County, North Carolina on the 4th day of December 1849.

On November 23rd 1871, Grey married Miss Elizabeth "Lizzie" Muse, daughter of Robert and Jane [née McKell] Muse of Starkville. Grey and Lizzie had nine children:
Lillian (1873-1942)
Robert Clarence (1874 – 1935)
Musadera "Musa" (1877 – 1933)
John Hayward (1878 - 1953)
Wallace (1880 – 1946)
Joseph Thomas (1883 - 1954)
Harry Sills (1885 - 1961)
David Pressly (1888 – 1945)
Parke Daniel (1892 – 1970)

Grey Sills Alston was in the lumber business, owning the Doxsey Lumber Company in Macon, Mississippi.


Starkville News
December 23, 1921


Mr. Grey S. Alston, one of the oldest and most highly esteemed citizens of Starkville, died at his home here Friday morning, Dec. 16th. He had been a sufferer for several years from paralysis, and although his death was a shock to his family and friends, it was not unexpected. He was a splendid citizen—a man loved and esteemed by all who knew him—and a Christian gentleman.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the family residence conducted by Rev. W. H. Hill, pastor of the Presbyterian church, and interment was in Odd Fellows cemetery. A large concourse of friends attended the funeral.

Mr. Alston is survived by his wife, two daughters and six sons. His daughters are: Misses Lillian and Musa Alston of this city, and the sons are Robert and Henry Alston of Starkville, Joe Alston of Tupelo, Park Alston of Drew, Miss., David Pressly Alston of Mobile, and Wallace Alston of Louisiana. These have the sympathy of the entire community.

Per the publication date of Sills' obituary and the obituary of his brother, Spencer (dated 29 April 1921)... Grey Sills Alston's tombstone death date should read 1921.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 55592759
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Grey Sills Alston (4 Dec 1849–16 Dec 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55592759, citing Odd Fellows Cemetery, Starkville, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by GMG (contributor 47391530) .