Elizabeth Louise Alston
1921 - 2012
Published: December 11, 2012
Elizabeth "Betty" Louise Alston went to her Heavenly home to be with her Lord on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. She was affectionately known to her family as "Boo." She was born to James and Kathleen Apperson on March 2, 1921, in Madison, Ala.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Jack D. Alston Sr.; and two siblings, Charles Apperson and Kathleen Williams of Madison, Ala.
Betty loved and enjoyed working with children for over 20 years in education, finishing her career at Harding Academy. She loved spending time with her family, and from this she received her greatest joy. Betty's home was always filled with love, laughter and sharing stories. She was always encouraging her family to remain steadfast in their walk with the Lord. Betty was a faithful member of the College Church of Christ for over 40 years.
Betty is survived by son, Dr. Jack Alston and wife, Becky, of Tontitown, Ark.; daughter, Susan Barnes and husband, Rick, of Searcy; daughter, Mary Margaret Henson and husband, Raymond, of Sacramento, Calif.; son, Roy Alston and wife, Cynthia, of Framingham, Mass.; seven grandchildren, Cory Barnes and wife, Christy, of Shawnee, Okla., Micah Barnes and wife, Jennifer, of Memphis, Tenn., Carolyn Donald-Alston of Atlanta, Ga., Matthew and Joseph Henson of Sacramento, Ashley and John David Alston of Tontitown; two great-grandchildren, Ella and Weston Barnes of Shawnee, Okla.; brother, James "Buddy" Apperson; sister, Dora Tuck and husband, Marcus; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at the College Church of Christ in Searcy, Ark., with Dr. Jimmy Allen officiating. A reception with the family will be held immediately following.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Associated Women for Harding Scholarship Program and the International Healthcare Foundation.
Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home, www.powellfuneralhome.net.