Mildred Alston Horton

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Mildred Alston Horton, passed away Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at home among loving family and friends, attended by Hospice of N.E. Ga. Medical Center.
Mildred was born in 1932 in Griffin, to Algernon Douglas Alston and Carolyn Peters Alston. She graduated from Herndon High School in Herndon, Va., and Georgia Baptist Hospital School of Nursing in Atlanta.
Mildred married Jack Horton in 1957 and raised a family of four children in Decatur. The family moved to Forsyth County in 1977 and Mildred served as a registered nurse at Lanier Park Hospital. After retirement she volunteered at Chattahoochee Baptist Association and Gainesville Care Center. Throughout her life Mildred loved nursing, quilting and was a rock hound and an accomplished artist.
Mildred came to know her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in 1963 and at her death was a dedicated member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Mildred is preceded in death by her parents; and is survived by husband, James Jackson Horton of Gainesville; children and spouses, James Douglas Horton and Mary of Gainesville, Matthew Edward Horton and Donna of Dacula, Wade Alston Horton and Debbie of Dandridge, Tenn., Olivia Anne Velazquez and Romero of Gainesville; grandchildren, Ryan Horton of Miami, Rachel Malautea and Chris of Chicago, Tarik Horton of Norcross, Karima Horton, Karci Horton, Ana Velazquez, Alicia Torres and Federico, Richard Velazquez all of Gainesville, Rebekah Horton, James Horton, Gabriella Saams, Stephen Saams all of Dandridge, Tenn.; sister and brother-in-law, Saralyn and George Jaleel of Duluth.
Funeral service was held at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church on Monday, Feb. 27, at 10 a.m. with burial at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Little Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Forsyth County News from Feb. 28 to Mar. 2, 2017