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James Alston

d. January 25, 2022

It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of James N. Alston.

Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. Friendship Baptist Church, 80 Walnut Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30314.

Due to COVID restrictions, in-person attendance will be by invitation only. We invite everyone to experience the memorial service via live streaming:

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the following organizations:

United Negro College Fund, 1805 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Benedict College, 1600 Harden Street, Columbia, SC 29204
Salvation Army of New Jersey, 4 Gary Road, Union, NJ 07083
Please use the following link to sign the electronic register book:


Expressions of condolences can be sent to:

Mrs. Dianne Scruggs Alston
185 Rehobeth Way
Fayetteville, GA 30214

Arrangements are entrusted to Carl M. Williams Funeral Directors, Inc.,  492 Larkin Street, Southwest, Atlanta, GA 30313.


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