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Rebecca (Rutherford) Alston

July 15, 1924 ~ April 17, 2018 (age 93)

Rebecca Rutherford Alston, 93, of Parrott, died April 17, 2018. A memorial service will be held at Parrott United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Monday, April 23, 2018. The Rev. Tim Olds will officiate.

Mrs. Alston was born July 15, 1924, in Parrott, Georgia, to Claude E. Rutherford and Minnie Waddey Rutherford. She was the youngest of seven children. She graduated Parrott High School in 1941. She married Frank Fletcher Alston Jr. on Aug. 7, 1944, in Eufaula, Ala.

Mrs. Alston worked at the War Pricing and Rationing Office in Dawson during World War ll. She was a member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution for over 50 years. She served as regent of the Stone Castle Chapter, and later of the Old Herod Chapter. She was reared in the Parrott First United Methodist Church, and later in life joined Dawson Presbyterian Church. She and her husband were involved in the Eighth Air Force Historical Society and traveled widely with the group. She enjoyed playing the piano, painting, sewing and needlepoint. She had a sharp wit and a kind, compassionate nature.

She was predeceased by her husband, Frank F. Alston Jr., on Aug. 25, 2017, and her elder son, Ronald Andrew Alston, on May 4, 2016.

She is survived by a daughter, Beth Alston of Americus; and a son, Dennis R. Alston of Albany; a sister-in-law, Mary Frank Alston Laviner of Dawson, and a brother-in-law, Charlie W. Alston of Troy, Ala.; a number of nieces and nephews; and caregivers/friends Lamon Brand and Jimmy Chandler.


Donations may be made to:

Sumter Humane Society
108 Industrial Blvd., Americus GA 31719


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