Published: Thursday, March 21st, 2013
Andalene Glover Dunston was born in Birmingham, Ala., Sept. 24, 1924, to Pearl Motte and Horace Harmon Glover. She graduated from West End High School in 1942 and attended Birmington-Southern College, where she was a member of the class of 1946. She was employed by Geo. A. Hormel & Co. and retired after 27 years.
Andalene was organist at the Berney Points Baptist Church for many years and substitute organist at Hunter Street and Woodlawn Baptist churches. She was a former member of the Birmingham chapter of American Guild of Organists and a life member of National Federation of Music Clubs and Alabama Federation of Music Clubs, where she served as recording secretary for four years. She was a past president of Woodlawn Music Study Club and a longtime member of the Metropolitan Opera Guild.
Andalene was a director of Birmingham Baptist Association Women’s Missionary Union and was certified by the Home Mission Board of Southern Baptist Convention as a volunteer literacy teacher. She was a life member and past president of Samford Auxiliary and also served as president of both Bush Hills Study Club and Women’s Club of Birmingham. Since 1993, she was a member of Independent Presbyterian Church. She was the wife of the late James G. Dunston. In 2007, Andalene moved to Custer, S.D.
Andalene died March 13, 2013, at Custer Regional Senior Care Center. She was 88.
She is survived by son-in-law Jim (Nancy) Dunston of Custer; granddaughter, Christine (Steve) Douglas of Suwanee Ga.; great-grandchildren, Neil, Sarah and Hunter Douglas, of Suwanee; sister, Dorothy Glover Galloway of Knoxville, Tenn.; niece, Anne Randle Galloway of Knoxville; niece, Lissa (Jim) Kelley of Nashville; great-niece, Kathleen Anne Kelley of Washington, D.C.; sisters-in-law, Margaret Lane of Gardendale, Ala., Lois Pici of Saint Petersburg, Fla.; Jean Dunston of Mountain Brook, Ala.; and several cousins.
Funeral services were March 18 at McColley’s Chapel of the Hills in Custer with Pastor Opoien officiating. Committal will be at 2 p.m., Friday, March 22, at the Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham.
A memorial has been established to benefit the Battle Mountain Human Society in Hot Springs, S.D.
Written condolences may be made at www.mccolleyschapels.com.
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