James Daniel Alston Jr.

Posted at 11:20 PM on Sep 4, 2019

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James Daniel Alston Jr., affectionately known as "Hop," of 454 Hartness Road, Statesville, N.C., passed away at his home on Thursday, August 29, 2019. He was born in Iredell County on July 5, 1974, to James Daniel Alston and Lisa McCall Rucker. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joseph Rankin, Clarence McCall and Valmeter McCall.

He attended Statesville High School and Mitchell Community College and was a member of Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church.

He leaves to cherish the memory of his life, his father, James Daniel (Sheila) Alston of Statesville; his mother, Lisa McCall Rucker of Statesville; his daughter, Katianna Alston of the home; his paternal grandmother, Carla Rankin of Statesville; his sister, Valencia (Phillip) Alston of Statesville; his step-sisters, Natasha (Dexter) Whitaker of Greensboro and Kristal Jordan of Statesville; his grandson, Karter James Alston; an aunt, Faye Alston of Clemmons; a niece, Zauria (Jimmy) Alston Lemke of Fayetteville; a nephew, Amos Tucker of Statesville; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Saturday, September 7, 2019, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Members of the family will receive friends from 12 until 1 p.m. prior to the service but will assemble at the residence of his father, James (Sheila) Alston, 504 North Race Street, Statesville, at other times.

Visit the Book of Memories for Mr. Alston at www.rutledgeandbigham.com

Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. James D. Alston Jr.

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