APEX - Thomas C. Alston Jr., known to his family and friends as “Cut,” died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. A memorial service will be held at Apex United Methodist Church on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends after the service. Interment will follow at a later date in Siler City.

He was born to Thomas Cheatham and Mitty Y. Alston in Louisburg. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He attended Louisburg College, was a graduate of East Carolina Teachers College, and held an M. Ed. from UNC-Chapel Hill. He retired from the N.C. State Board of Education in 1988, where he was a supervisor of teacher allotment.

He was predeceased by his wife, Christine S. Alston, and two sisters, Viola A. Mangum and Jennie A. Watson.
Surviving: 12 nieces and nephews and their children.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Apex United Methodist Church, 100 South Hughes St., Apex, NC 27502 or the Dorcas Ministries Building Fund, 187 High House Road, Cary, NC 27511.