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Mary (Gena) Irvin (Alston) - Class Of 1966

Mary (Gena) Irvin (Alston)

Mary Irvin Alston

November 21, 1948June 9, 2018

Mary Jo West provided us with the below obituary.

     During Gena's high school years, she was a vibrant, enthusiastic, and bright young woman. Gena was a member of Future Teachers of America, Latin and Spanish clubs, a homecoming nominee, and was a varsity cheerleader her junior and senior years. She was outgoing, caring and devoted to her little brother, Robbie.
     Gena, who later chose to be called by her first name, Mary, lived in Columbia, South Carolina where she married, raised a family and taught school.
    She is survived by her son, Sidney Alston, daughter Ashleigh, and brother Robert Irvin, a CPHS graduate of '73 who resides in New York. 

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06/18/18 03:14 PM #1    

Chip McInnis (1966)

I am so very sorry to get this news.   May Mary rest in peace!   God bless her family and friends.     Chip McInnis 66

06/18/18 06:09 PM #2    

Richard Charles Littlefield (1967)

I am saddened to get this news.  My deepest condolences to her family and friends. - Ricky Littlefield, Class of '67

06/18/18 09:18 PM #3    

Judy Allbritton (Joyner) (1966)

I  am sad to learn of Gena’s death.   I fondly remember her as  a smart and beautiful girl who befriended everyone.  Gena, along with others, made gym class tolerable.  She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and classmates.                  

Judy Allbritton Joyner

06/19/18 09:09 AM #4    

Gordon (Eddie) Hines (1966)

Such sad news.  I met Gena in the third grade at Newton Estates and can never forget how her warm smile and equally warm personality could brighten any day.  Rest in peace Gena.  Gordon (Eddie) Hines

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