Albert James Kingston
Batts & Bridges Funeral Home
3035 Atlanta Highway
Athens, GA
Athens - Albert James Kingston, age 90, died Friday, May 16. He was born in Brooklyn on November 25, 1917 to Albert James and Mabel Brown Kingston. He attended public schools in Kenmore, N.Y. He earned a BS at Buffalo State Teachers' College in 1938. Afterwards he worked for Curtiss-Wright in Iran with the Lend-Lease Program. He subsequently served in the Army Air Corps form 1943-1945. After his army service, he entered Cornell University where he earned an MS and a PhD in Educational Psychology. He married Ann Heddens of Pasadena in 1947. He was professor of education at Texas A&M University from 1950-1955. From 1955-1956 he worker for the federal government's Point Four program as an advisor to the Ethiopian Ministry of Education in Addis Ababa. After a brief period as a consultant for the Atlanta public school system and an adjunct instructor at Georgia State College, he took a position as a professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Georgia where he remained until his retirement in 1985. He was cofounder of the National Reading Association, coauthored several textbooks, and published more than 100 articles on aspects of learning and education. In retirement he spent many years as a docent volunteer at the University of Georgia Art Museum.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Barbara Ann. He is survived by daughter, Elizabeth Kingston Clinkscales and her husband Ronald R.; son, John (Jack) H. Kingston and his wife Elizabeth (Libby) Morris; daughter, M. Jean Kingston; grandchildren, Elizabeth Carswell Kingston, Alexander Lucas Clinkscales, John Heddens Kingston Jr., Barbara Taylor-Clinkscales, Ann Lovett Kingston, James Morris Kingston and Albert James Downs-Kingston.
Visitation will be Sunday, May 18, at Bridges Funeral Home from 6 - 8 p.m. Services will be held at Saint Stephens Anglican Church on Monday, May 19, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers please send memorial gifts to Saint Stephens, 800 Timothy Road, Athens, GA 30606, or to the University of Georgia Art Museum.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, has charge of arrangements.
Published by Athens Banner-Herald on May 18, 2008.
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Dear family, Again I say it was a joy to have known your father, grandfather. A joy to sit in his presence and to include in our family gatherings. I must say no one ever loved peanut butter more!
Virginia Gregg Jones
June 12, 2008
Dear Kingston Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Dr Kingston made many contributions to UGA and we stand on his shoulders. We are working to improve the world around us as I see was one of many of Dr. Kingston’s accomplishments.
UGA Professor
Steven Stice
May 24, 2008
Jack,I was sorry to hear about your father's passing. He has left a great legacy with many lasting memories.
I lost my father on May 7th. My family will keep you in our prayers.
(former State Rep/HQ GA ANG)
Clint Smith
May 22, 2008
May God make Himself especially present with you and yours as you deal with your loss.
Karl & Xin Jie Peters
May 20, 2008
Jack, our thoughts and prayers are with you, Libby and your whole family. May God bless you and your family in this time of need.
Walt and Mary Harper
May 20, 2008
I am so very thankful for his friendship and kinship with my grandmother, the late Margaret Gregg, and to all of our family. Brooklyn never bore a truer Southern gentleman! God Bless you all.
Diane Eller
May 20, 2008
Our deepest condolences. May your treasured memories provide solace for this time of loss.
Miguel & Skye Cossio
May 20, 2008
Jack and Family, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our prayers.
Mike Kistler
May 20, 2008
Jack, Libby, & family,
Patricia & I wish to convey our deepest sympathy for the loss of Jack's father. We have both lost our fathers (15 & 7 yrs ) & while we still miss them, we know they are in a better place. May the knowledge that he is in a better place give you a measure of peace & comfort.
Larry & Patricia Ruf
May 19, 2008
You all are in our prayers. We know what it is like to lose a parent. It really hurts!!!! May the Lord be near and dear to you all!
Mike and Pat Tippett
May 19, 2008
My deepest sympathy for the loss of your Dad. You and your family are in my prayers.
Carrol Ann Coleman
May 19, 2008
Jack, Libby and Family,
I am so deeply sorry for your loss. You will be in my prayers. God Bless each of you.
Judy Sanders
May 19, 2008
Dear Jack, Libby, & Family,

It is our fondest wish that God be with you and comfort you during this time of great loss. We want you to know that you are in our prayers.
Hugh & Bonnie Futrell
May 19, 2008
Jack, Libby and Family
Our sincerest condolences in the loss of your Father.
Judge Donald & Eileen Sears
May 19, 2008
Jack,Libby and family,
Please know you are in our thoughts.
Michael and Helen Marie Fleming
May 19, 2008
Michael and Helen Marie Fleming
May 19, 2008
Jack and Libby: Please know that I was deeply saddened by the loss of your father. God gave him many years on Earth with you. You have the thoughts and prayers of my family. I am sure that all of the fond memories will always be with you - the memories that last a life time. Be at peace knowing that he is truly in a better place. I am unable to be with you on this day, please know that I am thinking of you and your entire family.
Regina Thomas
May 19, 2008
Please know that Billings and I are thinking of you at this time.
John Cay
May 19, 2008
Saw your father's obituary in Sunday's paper. Very sorry to hear about his passing. My prayers are with you and your family.
Allen Brown
May 19, 2008
Captain and Mrs. Alan Singer
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ann e. singer
May 19, 2008
To Jean and Jack
My deepest condolences and prayers go out to your family during this difficult time.
Mitch Allard
May 19, 2008
It was a pleasure to know Al. He had a sunny disposition, even on rainy days!
Lee Hyer
May 18, 2008
Jack, very sorry about loss of your Father.
Joe R. Brannen
May 18, 2008
Dear Jack and Family,
We send you our heartfelt sympathy, love, and prayers. God bless each one of you with His great peace, care, and comfort, as He blesses you with many wonderful memories. The most wonderful thing is that God promises Heaven to His children!
Frances & Billy Harper
May 18, 2008
To the Kingston Family:
Our deepest condolences and prayers go out to your family during this difficult time.
Dennis Gailey
May 18, 2008
Jack and Family,
I am so very sorry to read of your loss. I know that your memories will be of comfort to you now and in the future.
Your friend,
John E. Moore, Sr.
Mayor of Lyons
John Moore
May 18, 2008
To all of Mr. Kingston's family and friends:
Although I did not know you personally, I know that you were a fine, honest man with high integrity, a friendly personality and willing to help others.
I know this because I believe that children are products of their parents and I know your son, Congressman Jack Kingston. Rest in Peace because you left this world in good hands.
Mark Sussman
May 18, 2008
Jack and Family:
May God comfort you during this sad and difficult time. You are in my prayers.
Elizabeth (Liz Davis) Howard
May 18, 2008
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
Bridges Funeral Home, Inc.
May 18, 2008
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