News Death Notice

ALSTON, Mary A. age 77, was born February 20, 1936 in Troy, Alabama to the late, Lonzie and Bessie Coleman. She was reunited with her parents; husband, Arthur Alston and brother, Lonnie T. Coleman, Sr., on November 3, 2013. She is survived by her loyal son, Marcus (Tonya) Alston, Sr.; grandchildren, Marcus Jr., Mia, Reggie and Michael; brother, Jessie (Kitty) Coleman; special cousin, Mary Francis Coleman; special nieces and nephews, Tyrone, Debra, Faye and Taylor; very dear friends, Kathe Harris, Gerry White, Linda Jackson, Clara McCollugh and many other dear friends. Mary was a graduate of Alabama State University and received her Master's Degree from Wright State University where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She retired from Dayton Public School System in June 2001, after 33 years of service. Mary was a faithful member of Phi Delta Kappa and the National Association of University Women. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend to many. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Newcomer Funeral Home, North Chapel, 4104 Needmore Rd. Interment will follow the service at Woodland Cemetery, Dayton. Family will receive friends from 9 AM until time of service. Condolences may be made to the family at

Funeral Home

Newcomer Funeral Home & Crematory
235 Juneau Dr Louisville, KY 40243
(502) 245-0095

Published in Dayton Daily News on Nov. 7, 2013