Thomas C. Alston, Jr.

02/03/2013 12:00 AM

02/03/2013 12:11 AM

Thomas C. Alston, Jr, known to his family and many friends as "Cut", died Sunday.

Tom was born to Thomas Cheatham and Mitty Y. Alston in Louisburg, N.C. on May 22, 1927. He was a veteran of the U.S Army and attended college on the G.I. Bill after the war. He attended Louisburg College and was a graduate of East Carolina.Teachers College.

He held an M.Ed.from UNC Chapel Hill. He was a teacher and principal in Chatham County and a principal in Wake County.He joined the N.C. State Board of Education in 1968 where he was a supervisor of teacher allotment until his retirement in 1988.

"Cut" was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Christine S. Alston, and two sisters; Viola A. Mangum and Jennie A. Watson.

He is survived by twelve nieces and nephews and their children, all of whom he loved dearly.

He was active in his church until his failing health curtailed his activities. He was also a long time volunteer at the Dorcas Ministries of Cary.

A memorial service will be held at Apex United Methodist Church on Thursday Jan 31 at 2:00 pm.

The family will receive friends after the service. Interment will follow at a later date in Siler City, NC.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Apex United Methodist Church, 100 South Hughes St., Apex, NC. 27502 or the Dorcas Ministries Building Fund, 187 High House Road, Cary, NC. 27511.

Editor's Choice Videos

Join the Discussion

News & Observer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service