Source: obituary in a scrapbook from a collection of Fauniel Hershberger's typed by Walt W
VEEDERSBURG--Howard Alston, 79-year-old retired brick worker, died at 5 p. m. Wednesday in the Allen Nursing Home at Attica, where he had been a patient since April 8. Born near Crawfordsville Jan. 19, 1882, he was a son of Taylor and Hannah Davis Alston. The family moved to this community when he was a child, and most of his life was spent here. Mr. Alston was married March 17, 1903 to Retta Booe, who survives and is at the same nursing home where her husband died. Also surviving are an adopted son, Carl Alston of Bay City, Mich., and a sister, Mrs. Florence Harper of Veedersburg. A son and daughter preceded Mr. Alston in death. He was employed at the local brick company until ill health brought about his retirement. He was a member of the local EUB Church. The body is at the Fishero Funeral Home where arrangements are incomplete.
Source: obituary in a scrapbook from a collection of Fauniel Hershberger's typed by Walt W dated 1961
Funeral services for Howard C. Alston, age 79, of Veedersburg, were held at the Fishero Funeral Home, Veedersburg, on Friday, July 28, at 2 p.m. The Rev. J. Samuel Pritchard officiated. Burial was in Bonebrake Cemetery. Mr. Alston, died at the Allen Nursing Home in Attica about 5 p. m. Wednesday, July 26. He had been a brick yard worker in the Veedersburg area most of his life until he and his wife moved to a Clinton nursing home several months ago. Mr. Alston was moved to Attica in April of this year. He was born Jan. 10, 1882 near Crawfordsville, the son of Taylor and Hanna Davis Alston. He was married in 1903 to Rettie Booe in Veedersburg, who survives. One son, Jessie, died in 1930 and an infant daughter also preceded him in death in 1906. Mr. Alston was a member of the E. U. B. Church. Survivors include an adopted son, Carl, of Bay City, Michigan; a sister, Mrs. Florence Harper of Veedersburg, and four grandchildren.