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Donald Ralph Allen

June 28, 1958 ~ April 9, 2020 (age 61)


Donald Ralph Allen, 61, passed away Thursday evening at Wayne UNC Health Care in Goldsboro. 

Don was born in Wayne County on June 28, 1958 to the late Donald Ralph and Jacqueline (Jackie) McKenzie Allen.  He had worked for many years as a dispatcher with the Carteret County Sheriffs office. Don was a 32nd Degree Master Mason and member of The Franklin Masonic Lodge 109 in Beaufort. He will be remembered as a strong willed person that could be hard headed at times. Don loved Carteret County and all the friends he made while he spent most of his adult life living on the coast. 

A  private graveside service to celebrate his life will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at Willowdale Cemetery with Rev. Ray Smeltzer officiating.

Don is survived by his brother Mac Allen and wife Joy of Goldsboro; sisters, Becky Price and Mary Frances Posey and husband Ted all of Goldsboro; nephews, Allen Horton and wife Shannon, Mark Posey, and Taylor Allen and wife Julia; nieces, Joy Jacobs, Babbs Grady and husband David, and Mckenzie Allen and boyfriend  Brantley Gurley; and several great nieces and nephews. 

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