Alston Calhoun Badger, Jr.
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Alston Calhoun Badger, Jr. Obituary



Through a grood friend in South Carolina we found out today of Alston Badger's death and we are deeply saddened by this tragic news. We met back in 2004 when he acted as the prosecutor in an unusual case where our lives had been under threat. His superb professionalism and skillful handling of the case ensured justice and our ongoing safety. He was also kind, calm and just a great person to have 'on our side'. We are forever grateful to him.

Our deepest sympathy to his wife and family.

Pavlo Milinevskyy and Jane Elliot
Australia


Posted by: Jane Elliot    Feb 24, 2013

Alston and I were both among the James Islanders at Porter-Gaud, and we were on the same bus route until we both got our licenses. As we gained passenger seniority (by dint of age and grade) over the years, Alston and I took turns each week taking the front passenger seat, an informal but universally acknowledged perk of our advanced status. He was very fair that way, and considerate, a virtue I got to experience again when, after years away

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Posted by: John Sanders - Boston, MA - Classmate at Porter-Gaud   Feb 04, 2013

Dear Badger Family,

I'm very saddened to hear of your loss. I remember Alston from our days at P-G. I hope the knowledge that he was loved and admired by so many people brings you some comfort in this difficult time. May he rest in peace.

Sincerely,
Tim Pittman, P-G '81


Posted by: Tim Pittman - Chevy Chase, MD - PG schoolmate   Feb 03, 2013

Dear Rett, Deedie, Betsy, Mary, Amy and Sally: (and nieces, nephews and other family members)

You have all been in my thoughts and prayers since I heard about this last night.

Peyre Lumpkin


Posted by: Peyre Lumpkin - Columbia, SC - friend   Feb 02, 2013

Mimi, Alston, McCain, (Callie and Tucker), Our prayer is that the awesome presence and power of Jesus will shine brightly in your lives, filling you with His light each and every day. We will all miss Alston in our Harbour Watch community, but we know that Alston lives in perfect peace, and that is our comfort. We are here for you. Love, The Kearse Family


Posted by: Laurie and Hank Kearse - Mount Pleasant, SC - Friends   Feb 02, 2013

Mary- I had hoped to be able to speak to you after the funeral but didn't see you when Steve and I were leaving the church. When I was reflecting on all my memories of Alston I thought of the Christmas when you were the Elf at the office Christmas party. It made me laughing thinking about that night!
Just wanted you to know you were in my thoughts.


Posted by: Kate Schmutz    Feb 01, 2013

The news of Alstons death was both shocking and sad. Alston was a not just a good attorney but he was also a good ethical man. His time in Berkeley County was some of the best times for although we had many cases he was always fair. He will be missed by so many and will never be forgotten.


Posted by: Debbie Littlejohn - Moncks Corner, SC   Feb 01, 2013

I was saddened to learn of Alston'spassing. I had many cases with Alston while a Public Defender in Berkeley County and always found him to be fair and considerate in our dealings. He was a man of integrity and a dedicated public servant. He will be greatly missed. Please accept my condolences.


Posted by: Michael Brown - Greenville, SC - Friend   Feb 01, 2013

I always thought the world of you during and even after you were a prosecutor and judge. You always took my calls to give me guidnace as an investigator. You didn't have to but you certainly made time for me Alston. Our prayers are with you buddy and your family. See you when I get there?


Posted by: STUART AND LISA REGISTER - Chapin, SC   Feb 01, 2013

Dear Rhett, Deedee, Betsy, Mary, Amy, and Sally,

Our deepest and most heartfelt condolences on the passing of Alston. Please know that we are thinking of you and praying for each of you. Our prayers also go out to his wife and sons.


Posted by: Beverly and Willis J. (Skipper) Keith - Charleston, SC - Family Friend   Feb 01, 2013