Morrill Glenn Alston, Sr.

Morrill Glenn Alston, Sr., 71 of Singer, LA entered into eternal peace on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 in DeRidder, LA.  


Morrill was born in Singer, LA to the late Clayburn and Odie Miers Alston.  He attended Singer High School and married Venita Doescher.  Morrill worked for Jones Tractor in DeRidder and then worked for Brown & Root in Valliant, OK.  He retired from Boise Cascade in July, 2007, after over 30 years as a mechanic and was a member of USW Union, Local 1226.  Morrill was a cattleman and enjoyed taking care of his cattle, he loved telling stories, planting his garden and visiting with friends.  He also enjoyed using his smokehouse.  He was a true giving person and was a big supporter of the Singer Hornets.  Morrill was a member of Singer Baptist Church.


Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Venita Doescher Alston of Singer, LA; daughter, Tammi Hanchey and husband Bret of DeRidder, LA; son, Morrell Alston, Jr. and wife Janet of DeRidder, LA; sisters, Arlene Cornwell of Merryville, LA, Bobbie Spivey and husband Ron of DeRidder, La; brother, Jack Alston and wife Joyce of Singer, LA; grandchildren, Myles Hanchey, Landry and Clinton Willis and Leah Alston all of DeRidder, LA.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Clayburn and Odie Miers Alston and brothers, Norris, Don and Alvin Alston.


Visitation will be held on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA from 4:00pm until 9:00pm.  A graveside service will be held on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at Newlin Cemetery in Singer, LA at 10:00am.  Rev. Jerome Hayes will officiate. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to SouthernCare and DeRidder Retirement and Rehabilitation Center for their support in his final days.