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Archdale - John Stanley Allred (Archdale) passed away a warrior at 67 after a long battle with cancer on March 11, 2017.
Born on July 10th, 1949 in Transylvania County to James and Evelyn Williams Allred, he was a mountain man and lover of nature from the beginning. He married his wife, Maria, on November 17th, 1973. John was a dedicated and proud worker, employed by Penn National Insurance for 33 years. Growing up with five siblings, and the son of a Methodist minister, John was brought up to love the music of the church and to love to sing. This lifelong passion for music led him to be a long-time member of both the Greensboro Choral Society, and the High Point Community Chorus. He loved to sing in church choirs as well, and used his gifts in worship with many churches over the years. John was a proud father to two sons and loving grandfather to four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death and has joined in heaven his mother, father, sister Martha Yokley and her husband Ross, and sister Annette Steed.
He is survived by his wife Maria; sons Michael and fiancé Nicole, and Alan and wife Laurin; grandchildren, Kristen, Noah, Caleb, and Adam; and three siblings: James and wife Judy, Doris Skeen and husband Murray, and David and wife Kathy. His family will forever cherish his sense of dedication, his endless generosity, and sweet spirit.
A celebration of life will be held in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale on Tuesday, March 14th at 2 p.m. with Rev. James Allred officiating. Interment will follow in Guilford Memorial Park. The family will receive visitors two hours prior to the memorial service.
In lieu of flowers the family request memorial gifts to be made to Bridge to Recovery, a Christian transition house for men and women seeking to be free of the bondage of alcohol and/or drug addiction. The ministry serves North and South Carolina and was co-founded by Jim Allred and Doris Allred Skeen. PO Box 322 Albemarle, NC 28002.
Online condolences can be made at www.cumbyfuneral.com. Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.
Published on March 13, 2017
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