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1942 James 2023

James Alston, Sr.

August 20, 1942 — November 26, 2023

Dickerson Mortuary announces the passing of James Alston, Sr. 81, who transitioned on Sunday, November 26, 2023. The family of Mr. James Alston, Sr. invite you to attend his celebration of life services on Monday, Dec. 4, 2023 11:00 am @ Emmanuel Baptist Church 1440 Folly Road, James Island, SC.  Interment: Monrovia Cemetery

Mr. Alston was preceded in death by his wife; Carolyn V. Holmes Alston, his parents; Leroy Beasley, Sr. and Catherine Bosty, his siblings; Lucenia(William) Beasley-Jones, Isaiah(Julia)Green, Charles Beasley, Sr., Leroy Morgan, Lottie Mae Martin, and Elizabeth Fields, and his mother-in-law, Carrie B. Holmes. He is survived by his children; Angela(Curtis)Young, Veronica(Gary)Greenlee, Portia(Charles)Shiver, Carolyn(Thomas)Alston-Falco, James Alston, Jr., Jermaine(Toya)Alston and Ricky(Carolyn)Grant, his siblings; Juanita Shell, Ethel Beasley, Julia(Charlie)Pryor, William Beasley, Leroy(Collette)Beasley, Jr., Eugene(Faith)White, Sr., mother-in-law Lue Reather Beasley, his sister-in-law; Cathy Morgan, a host of other relatives and friends

Viewing for Mr. Alston will be held on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm @ Dickerson Mortuary, LLC(Ollie M. Dickerson Memorial Chapel) and on Monday Dec. 4, 2023, from 10:00am until time of service @ Emmanuel Baptist Church. Celebration of life services for Mr. James Alston, Sr. maybe viewed via-live-streaming by selecting the Facebook icon "f" on our website page at 11:00am on Monday, December 4, 2023. The icon can be found after the obituaries, in the blue section of our home page.

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Sunday, December 3, 2023

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Monday, December 4, 2023

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Monday, December 4, 2023

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Burial

Monday, December 4, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Monrovia Cemetery

Charleston, SC

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