Alexis Gervais Holston ( AIKEN, S.C.)

Retired NASA Mathematician 'Sputnik Project' Coordinator

AIKEN, S.C. - Mr. Alexis 'Al' Gervais Holston, age 52, of 1368 Aldrich St, passed away Monday, March 15, 2010 at the Aiken Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 2 PM Friday at Friendship Baptist Church with Rev. T. C. Edwards, Pastor officiating. Interment will be held in Aiken Memorial Gardens. He was born in Aiken, SC on July 25, 1957 to the late Marion Holston and Esther Thomas Holston. He attended the Aiken Public Schools to receive his early education and also attended USC and Aiken Technical College. Alexis joined the Navy in 1979. Al was employed by BAE Systems until September, 2009.He was joined in holy matrimony to Carolyn L. McFadden and to this union, one child was born, Jarrod Carson Holston. He leaves to cherish his memory: his devoted wife, Carolyn M. Holston; his son, Jarrod; his mother, Mrs. Esther Thomas Holston, Aiken, SC; sisters, Jennifer Holston Haskins, Atlanta, GA and Loraimie B. Holston, Aiken; brother, Marcus G. Holston, North Augusta, SC; and other relatives. Pallbearers will be David Wright, Norman Craig, Marques Woodward, John Crumback, Jonas Howard, Larry Holley, Legree Hallman, Dennis Stevens, Jerry Williams, Duane Howard, John Howard III, Marty Tolliver, and Michael Tolliver. Mr. Holston will lie in state at the church 1 PM Friday until the hour of service. The Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 6-7 PM. Friends may call at the residence at 803 643 0870 or at Jackson- Brooks Funeral Home beginning 3 pm Thursday. Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-March 17, 2010