Gary Lynn Alston

August 30, 1943March 24, 2013

Gary Lynn Alston DeQuincy - Gary Lynn Alston, 69, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at his residence after a long illness. Mr. Alston was a native and lifelong resident of DeQuincy. He received his GED while in the Air Force where he was a veteran from 1962-1966. He retired after 15 years with Southwest Beverage in 2005. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Barbara Alston; son Gary Langtre Alston; daughters, Stacia Lynn Henry, Susan Marie Hand, Donna Marie Mosca and Theresa Ann Maricle; brother Dennis Alston; sisters, Loisann Alston, Shelbia Welton and Shirley White; 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. His funeral will be at 2:00pm Wednesday, March 27, 2013 in Hixson Snider Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Alston Cemetery off Camp Edgewood Road. Visitation will be on Tuesday March 26, from 3:00pm til 9:00pm and resume on Wednesday from 10:00am until service time. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 27, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, March 26, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Gary Lynn Alston

have a memory or condolence to add?


receive updates when new memories are posted

Cathie Basden

March 28, 2013

For some reason, Gary liked me!! His nickname for me was bubble butt and he was ok with me whisking Barb away from him for a while. We had some good "talks" the last couple of weeks, which was really more of him telling me what to do. I will continue to pray for you all. Love you Barb

Fredrick Nash

March 27, 2013

God Be With You!

Christy Lavergne Webb

March 27, 2013

Thanks for all of the great childhood memories of camping and listening to George Jones and hanging out with Stacia. My thoughts to you and your family. From Chicken lips!

George Ford

March 26, 2013

I will never forgot what happened when Gary gave me some of his hot pepper sauce. I thought I could handle hot, I still laugh today when I think about it. My sympathy goes out you but I know Gary is in a better place.

Pam Manena

March 26, 2013

Gary will be missed!! One of my favorite memories of Gary was at a Southwest Beverage picnic when he brought some jars of Habanera (I think) Peppers; very hot peppers for Mr. Marriner, who loved "hot stuff,” and some extra for all of us to share; try out. When Gary was telling us about the peppers, he warned Carl, my husband, to be "careful” - that these were the hottest peppers around. Carl said "no problem; he could take it!" Carl took a bit and he discovered that Gary's peppers were indeed the hottest he had ever eaten!! Although we all felt bad for Carl, the look on his face was priceless and we could not help but laugh. I don't think we ever stopped laughing until much later that evening; when Carl's mouth finally stopped burning.

I pray that Angels wings surround Gary's family with loving comfort during this time of sorrow. Love & Light Pam @ SWB

Candace LaVergne

March 26, 2013

You will be missed

Dawn Abate

March 26, 2013

Rest peacefully