Joan Allen

Joan Gail Allen

SALISBURY - Joan Gail Allen, 62, of Salisbury, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Rowan Regional Medical Center.

Born Nov. 17, 1950, in Rowan County, she was the daughter of the late Margaret Holder Allen and Milas Warner Allen. She was a graduate of North Rowan High School and Rowan Technical College.

Miss Allen was a member of South River Church of Christ. She also was a volunteer with the VA Medical Center for many years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Jerry N. Allen; sister Shirley Allen Noles; nephew Derick G. Allen; and niece Jatanna Barton.

Those left to cherish her memory are her sister, Barbara Allen Saleeby and husband Wayne of Salisbury; sister-in-law Bernice Allen of Marion, Va.; brother-in-law Jack Noles of Southport; nieces and nephews Matthew Allen and wife Tammy, Gregory Saleeby and wife Kristina, Lianna Saleeby Hamm and husband Bill, James R. Noles, Lori Allen and Thomas Barton; and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Visitation and Service: The family will see friends Saturday, April 6, from 1-2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with a memorial service following at 2 p.m. with Rev. Stephen D. Haines officiating.

Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Allen family. Online condolences may be made to

Published in Salisbury Post on Apr. 5, 2013