CLEVELAND ALSTON was born on July 2, 1948, in Warren County, North Carolina, to the late Gid Alston and Elnora Whitaker Alston, and departed this earthly life on Thursday, February 2, 2017, at his home in Littleton, North Carolina.
During his early life, he became a member of the Olive Grove Baptist Church in Littleton, North Carolina. His formal education was received in the Warren County Public School System.
Cleveland became employed in the farming industry, the construction profession, and the former J.P. Stevens and Company in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. He later worked for High’s Saw Mill in Vaughn, North Carolina, and Moore’s Lumber Company in Littleton, North Carolina, with many years of dedicated service.
Cleveland enjoyed watching television, relaxing in his home, and spending time with his family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Alston Ingram; and three brothers, Gid Alston, Jr., Waverly Alston, and Frankie Alston.
Those remaining to forever cherish the precious memory of his life are his sisters, Pearlie McWilliams, Frances Alston, and Vickie Fields (Joseph); and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends, including a very special friend, Shirley Davis.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, February 10, 2017, at the funeral home. Rev. Dr. Vernon Bryant will eulogize, and burial will follow in the Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, 43 Stansbury Road, Littleton, NC. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 – 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, February 9, 2017.