Feb 082012

Hartsell Henry Alston, 84, of Snowflake went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. A gathering was held in his honor on Feb. 6 at Silver Creek Mortuary in Taylor, with Snowflake/Taylor American Legion Post 126 participating in the services. Private interment followed at the Casa Grande/Mountain View Cemetery in Casa Grande.

He was born March 17, 1927, in Hector, Ark., to Lewis Henry and Birdie Velma Alston. He was the oldest of four siblings.

Later in life he served our country and was honorably discharged from the United States Army. He also worked as a pump man for a well drilling company for many years.

Survivors include his sisters, Lily Nevolia Clark of Snowflake and Gloria Jean Alston-Humiston of Silver City, NM.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Bobby Lee Alston.