Horace Phillip Alston was born on August 16, 1942, in Littleton, North Carolina, and was special in that he was a twin and the last of the nine children born to the late James Henry Alston and Willie Ellen Harris Alston. He departed this earthly life on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at Vidant Edgecombe Hospital in Tarboro, North Carolina.
Horace’s formal education was received in the public school system of Halifax County, North Carolina, and he attended grade school at the former McIver High School in Littleton, and
high school at the former T.S. Inborden High School in Enfield, North Carolina. He was exceptionally gifted in working with his hands. Over the years, he enjoyed employment as both a mechanic and a barber.
Horace had a passion for people, and until failing health prevailed, a porch full of faithful friends gathered each day at his home just to hang out with him.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his four brothers, James Alston, Linwood Alston, George Alston, and William Alston; and his two sisters, Ellen Alston Mitchell and Doris Alston.
Those left to forever cherish the memory of his life are his twin daughters, Marvetta and Arvetta Drumgold of Brooklyn, NY; one stepdaughter, Ruby Jean Brinkley of Roanoke Rapids, NC; two stepsons, David and Anjoylus Brinkley of Roanoke Rapids, NC; two sisters, Mudy Alston Stone and Creola Joyce Scott of Durham, NC; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, September 20, 2014, in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home, 215 US Highway 158, in Littleton, NC. Rev. Alycia A. Marcena will eulogize.