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Arthaniel P. Alston

May 9, 1948 - October 17, 2011
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Arthaniel "Butch" Alston, born on Mother's Day, May 9, 1948, passed on to be with Jesus and be reunited with his family members in heaven on October 17, 2011, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, October 21st at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 701 North 94th Street, Kansas City, Kansas. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 22 at Christ Church of the Jesus Hour, 1119 North 18th Street, Kansas City, Kansas. Interment will follow the funeral service at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, 701 North 94th Street, Kansas City, Kansas. Butch was a very unique...
Arthaniel "Butch" Alston, born on Mother's Day, May 9, 1948, passed on to be with Jesus and be reunited with his family members in heaven on October 17, 2011, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, October 21st at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 701 North 94th Street, Kansas City, Kansas. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 22 at Christ Church of the Jesus Hour, 1119 North 18th Street, Kansas City, Kansas. Interment will follow the funeral service at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, 701 North 94th Street, Kansas City, Kansas. Butch was a very unique individual to say the least. He was a graduate of Argentine High School and was employed at U-Haul for many years, and most recently Nebraska Furniture Mart. He loved fast cars, working on cars, playing dominos, cards, Bar-B-Queuing, and socializing with friends and family. He never met a stranger, he would talk to anyone. He always had advice to give out, and gladly did so, even if you really didn't want to hear it. Butch had many "Butchisms", sayings he used through life. Some were understood and some weren't, but nevertheless, they will live on for many, many years. Butch grew up attending Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Argentine, Kansas, and that is where he made his church home again this past year. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd & Lois Alston, and sisters DeLois Gaskin and Elaine Johnson. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Jan (Bowers) Alston, and their 4 children, Phillip Alston of the home, Micheal Alston and his wife Tiffany of Kansas City, Kansas, Nicole Alston-Harris and her husband Gene of Bonner Springs, Kansas, and Erica Alston of Kansas City, Kansas. Also left behind to cherish his memory are his 4 grandchildren, Geena Harris, Jayde Alston, Micheal Alston II, Leah Alston, and one on the way; his sisters, Brenda Bell-Caffee of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and Anna Rothwell of Kansas City, Kansas; a special mother-in-law, Esther Bowers of Overland Park, Kansas; and a host of friends and family. Butch, Dad, Brother, Uncle, Papa – you will be missed, but never forgotten. Fond memories and condolences may be left at www.chapelhill-butler.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 701 North 94th Street in Kansas City, Kansas (913) 334-3366.

"happy anniversary my husband this is the second one without you would have been 38 years love you jan" jan alston (kansas city, KS)

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Arthaniel "Butch" Alston, 63, Kansas City, Kan., died Oct. 17, 2011, at home. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral...

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