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Robert "Pap" Alston

January 3, 1947 ~ May 21, 2019 (age 72)


Mr. Robert "Pap" Alston, age 72 of 4353 N. Hwy 902 Pittsboro, NC passed on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at UNC Hospitals.

Robert Laster Alston, affectionally known as “Pap” entered this life on January 03, 1947, and he answered God’s call into eternal rest on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, NC.

Pap was the firstborn of Isaac Jr and Carrie Brooks Alston and was raised in Pittsboro, NC. Educated in the Chatham County School Systems, Pap was an exemplary student and graduated from Horton High School in 1965. Known as quite the jokester, he will be remembered for his ability to make anyone laugh. Pap had a passion for fast cars, Major League Baseball, Country & Western Movies and he was an avid Country Music lover. Prior to the decline in his health, Pap enjoyed visiting with neighbors,spending time with family and friends and sitting outside on sunny days. 

Pap joined St. Matthews AME Zion Church as a child and remained a member until his death. His favorite Scripture was John 11:35,which simply states “Jesus Wept”. On any given day, Pap could be heard singing his favorite Hymn,“What A Friend We Have in Jesus”.

Pap had a genuine, one of a kind love for his family, especially his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his daughters: Loleta McCrimmon (Jeffrey) of Sanford, NC; Turkessa Greene (Bobby) of Charlotte, NC; his mother, Carrie Minnie Alston of Pittsboro; five grandchildren: DeMarus Scurlock (Ebony) of Pittsboro, NC; NaTara Scurlock of Richmond VA, Joshua  Scurlock of Pittsboro, NC, Mylesha Alston of Charlotte, NC and Jaylen Scurlock of Pittsboro, NC; two sisters, Carrie L. Alston of Jonesboro, GA and Brenda Alston of Mabelton, GA  and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The family will receive friends from 4:00pm - 7:00pm at 4353 N. Hwy 902 Pittsboro, NC.

Arrangements By: Knotts Funeral Home - Pittsboro

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Funeral Service
May 26, 2019

4:00 PM
St. Matthews AME Zion Church
4015 NC-902
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Interment following funeral service
May 26, 2019

St. Matthews AME Zion Church Cemetery
4015 NC-902
Pittsboro, NC 27312

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