Vinson Allen

ASHEBORO — Roy Vinson Allen, 81, of Asheboro died Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, at Randolph Hospice House, Asheboro.

Mr. Allen was born Aug. 1, 1934, the son of Dossie and Bertie Allen.

Mr. Allen was a native of Moore County and spent most of his career as a self-employed painter, but had also worked at Laughlin Hosiery Mill in Randleman. He attended Asheboro Pentecostal Holiness Church and Asheboro Church of God of Prophecy. Vinson was a gifted musician and used his talent to minister and spread the gospel; because of his strong love of the Lord, he was always sharing his testimony with all he met.

Vinson is preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Martin Allen; and siblings, Larry Allen, Faye Williams, Vernon Allen, Mae Allen and AC Allen.

The family would like to thank everyone who provided care through the Asheboro Senior Adult Center home health, Carter’s Pharmacy, Randolph Hospital, the Randolph Hospice House and his dedicated doctors.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy Meacham Allen; one daughter, Janet (Mark) Poole of Asheboro, N.C.; one son, Michael (Jeanne) Allen of Asheboro, N.C.; one sister, Twila Upchurch of Robbins, N.C.; one brother, Fairel (Nell) Allen of Greensboro, N.C.; two grandchildren, Emily Allen and Haley Poole of Asheboro, N.C.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Ave., Asheboro, N.C. The funeral will follow at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Brother Burton King and Brother Jack Kivett officiating.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204-0009.

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