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Sgt Alonza M "Rock" Allen
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Birth: Oct. 25, 1951
Wilmington
New Hanover County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Nov. 7, 2006
Leland
Brunswick County
North Carolina, USA

Retired MSGT Alonza M. Allen, 55, of 804 Jackeys Creek Lane, Leland, North Carolina, peacefully departed the body on Friday, November 17, 2006.

Nicknamed "Rock" as a child, Alonza was born on October 25, 1951, in Wilmington, North Carolina, to Geneva Allen and the late Frederick Allen. "Rock" attended school in the New Hanover County School System, graduating from John T. Hoggard High School in the Class of 1970.

Upon graduating from Hoggard, he enlisted in the United States Army, serving twenty years. During his tenure, Alonza received numerous medals and commendations and retired as a Master Sergeant in 1991. After returning to civilian life, he reunited with his 1970 Classmates to plan reunions and other class activities. He also joined Corning Incorporated and was employed as a Production Technician-Shift Supervisor. Rock enjoyed working with many friends at Corning until complications from Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS) forced him to retire. Rock was a very loveable person, always trying to do something for others. He was an advocate for caregivers.

He is survived by his wife, Gwendolyn B. Allen of the home; children, Michael Allen (Venaica), Alicia M. Allen and Freddie Allen of his marriage to Gloria B. Allen of Wilmington, North Carolina; stepchildren, Crystal Best-Harvin and Adrian Best-Harvin; two grandchildren, Xavier and Semira Allen; siblings, Dorothy Ingram, Richard McKoy (Hattie), Julia Linton, Harold McKoy (Mary) and Venlinza McKoy (Willa Mae); several nieces and nephews; extended family, the Class of 1970; Corning Incorporated Co-workers; special neighbors of Jackeys Creek; god child, Jada; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; other relatives and many, many friends.


 
 
Burial:
Oleander Memorial Gardens
Wilmington
New Hanover County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Lakeside Rose Garden Lot # 16, Space A-2
 
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Nov 22, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16744629
Sgt Alonza M Rock Allen
Added by: Tom Reece
 
Sgt Alonza M Rock Allen
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- Kriste Fogle-Taylor
 Added: Jul. 23, 2010
You and my late sister were born just 5 days apart. Thank you for your service to your country, in support of the freedoms we all enjoy. May we never take them for granted! You will always be remembered.
- Mackie
 Added: Feb. 25, 2009

- kNaz
 Added: Nov. 22, 2006
 
 
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