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Allen Ray Radford

Allen Ray Radford, age 59, died Tuesday, February 10, 2015 in Rex Hospital. Born in Wake County to Ann G. Radford of Princeton and the late Chester R. Radford, he worked as an Independent Living Counselor. Allen was a graduate of the Governor Morehead School and Atlantic Christian (Barton) College in Wilson. He was an active volunteer with the American Red Cross, Triangle Radio Reading Service and the Joel Lane House in Raleigh.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Parrish Funeral Home in Selma with the Rev. Tim Howell officiating. Burial will follow in the Rains Crossroads Church Cemetery, beside his father. The family will receive friends from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. just prior to the service.

Surviving in addition to mother are his wife, Sheila Newbern Radford; daughter, Daria “Dasha” Radford of Raleigh; sister, Kay Powell and husband Robert of Mount Olive and guide dog, Meadow.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made to either the American Red Cross Triangle area, 100, N. Peartree Lane, Raleigh, NC 27610, Athens Drive Baptist Church, 1601 Athens Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606 or the Make-A-Wish, Eastern NC Chapter, 2880 Slater Road, Suite 105, Morrisville, NC 27560.

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