Doretha Ann Alston, daughter of Robert Bennett and Nancy and Marion Colclough, was born August 18, 1968 in Sumter. She departed this life on Monday, July 27, 2020 at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital, Sumter. Doretha was educated in the public schools of Sumter County, graduating from Sumter High School, Class of 1987. She later furthered her education at Central Carolina and Strayer University. Reared in a Christian home, Doretha attended St. Mark United Methodist Church. She was formerly employed by Invista in Lugoff. She leaves behind to cherish her memories: her husband, Eugene N. Alston; two daughters, Tekila R. Hampton and Aaliyah K. Alston; two sons, Drozane K. Alston of Rembert and Malcolm Williams of Sumter; her parents, Robert Bennett and Nancy and Marion Colclough; five brothers, Stacy Pringle, John Pringle, Latroy Colclough (Raityna), Ricardo Colclough (Anya) of Sumter, Willie Bennett (Lanetta), Antonio Delay (Lisa), Darrell Bennett; a mother in-law, Amelia Alston of Rembert; a brother-in-law, Deacon Donnie Alston (Sallie); two sisters-in-law, Jozlyn Alston and Stephanie Alston; five grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. . The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home, from 1 – 8 pm, 177 Armstrong Boulevard, Sumter. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, August 4, 2020 – 11:30 a. m. at St. Stephens Missionary Baptist Church, 1917 Boykin Road, Rembert, with the Rev. Billie E. Bennett, Officiating. The procession will leave at 10:40 a. m. from the home.
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