Nathan Columbus Alston was the seventh of 12 children born to Robert and Mattie Alston on August 11, 1932 in Nash County. He made his Transition to Peace on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Nash Health Care Systems in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
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Nathan received his early years of education at Rocky Land School in Nash County. He later enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War. He was employed with Burlington Industries for 25 years and later worked with Abbot Laboratory where he retired with 15 years of service.
Cherishing his memories are son: Nathan G. Alston (Tammie) of Rocky Mount, NC; daughters, Patricia Gibson(Ronald) of Leesburg,VA, Katrina Joyner(Dennis) of Rocky Mount,NC, and Kim Moss(Wendal) of Raleigh,NC, six grandchildren: Cory, Porsha, Kelly, Brandyn, Colin, and Breanna. Special niece: Rebecca Thompson of Rocky Mount,NC, brothers, Sidney Alston(Mary) of West Haven,CT and Woodie Alston of New Haven,CT; Sisters, Desoree Sumler of Rocky Mount,NC and Elsie Hagans of New Haven,CT; adopted family, Elsie Wyche, Vera Lyons(Edward), Rashida Durojaiye, and Sidney and Carrie Battle, a host of nieces,nephews, relatives and special friends.
Published in Rocky Mount Telegram on Apr. 23, 2014