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Mary A. ALSTON Obituary

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 www.newcomerdayton.com

Published in Dayton Daily News on Nov. 7, 2013
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