Ellen Edwards Allen
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Harrisburg, NC - Ellen Edwards Allen, 73, beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2013.
A native of Welch, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Pless and Maude Sutherland Edwards and wife of the late Charles O. Allen.
Mrs. Allen was a member of the Pitts Baptist Church in Concord and a retired employee of ITT. She was a member of the Eastern Star, the White Shrine, the Order of the Amaranth, the ABWA and was a volunteer with Hospice of Cabarrus County.
She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Visbeck and her husband, James of Concord; a grandson, Christian Maddox; two sisters, Elaine Baker of Wise, Virginia and Eva Tipton of Eastland, Texas; a niece, Stacey Baker Evans of Richmond, Virginia and a nephew, Rickey Morris of Glen Rose, Texas.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm Thursday in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian conducted by the Rev. Scott Davis. Interment will follow in Shepherd Memorial Park. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service on Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the National Psoriasis Foundation (www.psoriasis.org), 6600 SW 92nd Ave., Suite 300, Portland, OR 97223. They also ask that anyone able to donate blood and/or platelets to do so in honor of Ellen.
The memorial register is available at grocefuneralhome.com.
Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
1401 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28806
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Apr. 24, 2013