Charles Nathaniel Alston
1935 — 2020
In the spirit of celebrating the life of a gentle man, the Alston family announces the passing of Charles Nathaniel Alston, age 84, on June 4, 2020. The third and youngest son of Norris Charles and Betty Patrick Alston, Charles was born in Atlanta, Georgia on October 26, 1935. In the good company of his brothers and cousins, he grew up in the city but still delighted in running barefoot beneath the pines in the red soil of Newton County Georgia where his family lived since the 18th century. At age 17, Charles joined the US Navy and served as a Boatswains Mate on the same ship as his brother, Pat. Sailing the open seas and traveling to Japan and the Far East were transformative...