David Mamon Alston, Sr., 66, husband of Mary Ellen Thomas Alston, departed this life on Sunday, February 11, 2013 at Inter Faith Medical Center, Brooklyn, N. Y. after a brief illness. Born in Sumter County on June 24, 1946, he was the son of the late William and Martha Howard Alston. He received his formal education in the public schools of Sumter County.
Fascinated by the construction industry he equipped himself with sufficient training to become a Master Brick Mason and a qualified licensed welder. He worked in this industry for over 40 years before retiring completely in 2010. During this time he hand painted several distinguished structures throughout the five boroughs of New York. His last structure was the famous Atlantic Center Mall in Brooklyn.
David, though preceded by his son, David M. Alston, Jr., leaves to cherish his memory: his wife, Mary Ellen Alston; his son, Justin Ezra Alston; three sisters, Martha Alston, Mary Alston of Brooklyn, N. Y., Janet M. Davis of Sumter; two brothers, Richard Alston of Detroit, MI, Johnny Alston of Sumter; seven sisters-in-law; eight brothers-in-law; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held 12:00 noon, Tuesday, February 19, 2013 from the High Hill AME Church, 6780 Meeting House Road, Dalzell, with the Reverend Thomas Habersham, pastor, eulogist.
The family will receive friends at the Alston Family home, 4805 Cane Savannah Road, Wedgefield.
The Remains will be placed in the church at 11:00 a. m.
The Funeral procession will leave from the family home at 11:30 a. m.
Floral bearers and Pall bearers will be family and friends.
Burial will be in the High Hill A. M. E. Church Yard Cemetery, Dalzell.