GASTONIA - Melvin "Horseshoe" Allison, 62, died July 14, 2013 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center, Gastonia.
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He was a native of Gaston County, son of Brownie Knox Allison and the late Ruth Allison.
He is survived by wife: Deborah Allison; children: Janice Crump, Tamatha Leeper (Paul), Melvin Allison (Angie), Natalie Allison and Brian Alli-son; brothers: George (Nadine), David, Rufus (Clemmer) and Billy Allison; sisters: Katherlene Allison and Darlene Adams; special friend: Belina Cratch; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Pleasant Ridge AME Zion Church, Gastonia.
Visitation will be 30 minutes before the service at the church.
Arrangements by Gregory Funeral Service, Gastonia.
Published in Gaston Gazette on July 17, 2013