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Herbert Hoover Alston, 89, of Greensboro, NC, passed away on  May 25,2018.  Herbert was born in Greensboro, NC on March 7, 1929 to Robert and Ida Alston. Herbert attended St. Mary’s Catholic School where he completed the 10th grade. Herbert was married to Thelma Hannah Hayes on June 20,1948; they were married for 70 years. Herbert worked as a custodian for Hunter Elementary school for 20 years before retiring in 1993. He enjoyed working in his yard, daily. He also enjoyed watching wrestling with his great-grandson, Xavier. Herbert is survived by his loving wife, Thelma, his children: Patricia Alston, Virginia Sturdivant (Donnie), Betty Jean Williamson, Denise Alston, and Timothy Alston all of Greensboro, NC. Sharon Alston of Butner, NC. Teresa Wright (Pathetty), Keith Chapman (Alicia), and Eric Chapman (Tanisha) all of Newberry, SC. along with a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and other family members and friends. Herbert is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Ida Alston, Brothers, Wesley Alston, Preston Alston, Henry Alston and Robert Alston Jr. Sisters: Maggie Roberts, Christine King and Ida Banks. Son: Herbert Hoover Alston, Jr. Daughter: Thelma Alston and granddaughter Juanita La Vern Cauthen.

A service honoring his life will be held Friday, June 1, 2018 at St. James Baptist Church; 536 W. Florida St, Greensboro, NC.  The visitation will begin at 12:30 pm and the service will follow at 1 pm.  The interment will take place following the service at Lakeview Memorial Park; 3600 N O'Henry Blvd, Greensboro, NC.

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  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Perry J. Brown Funeral Home
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    So sorry for the loss of Mr. Alston but Praise God he is now at peace. We pray comfort and blessing on the family.
    ~ Rev Alan and Stella H. Graham   Reidsville, NC
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    My prayers are with you and your family.
    ~ Isabell Brewster   Greensboro, NC
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    We deeply feel for what you and the family are going through. At times, there isn't much that can soothe the pain this grief brings, but you may find some comfort in the words of Psalms 9:9 which reads: "Jehovah will become a secure refuge for the oppressed, A secure refuge in times of distress." Yes, our Loving God can help if we allow him to (1John 5:14). He also has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth, when it is restored to a Paradise (Acts 24:15; Psalms 37:9-11,29). No, not just a dream, but for a certainty he will do it, for Isaiah 55:11 shows us that everything he says, he accomplishes without fail. You can find out more online at JW.ORG
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018
    Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your dear love one. A scripture that has given me much comfort is Revelation 21:4 which promises that one day death will be no more. I hope this scripture brings comfort to your family during this difficult time.
    ~ Dorothy   Greensboro, NC
  • Friday, June 01, 2018
    Those we love leave us gifts in the form of memories that no one can take away. Wisdom that we can still recall. These are the things that we will cherish forever. May the family continue to look to Almighty God for comfort during this most stressful time since "He is close to the brokenhearted. He saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18. My condolence to you. - For encouraging thoughts, please visit
    ~ P Land   Owings Mills, MD