04/15/04 — SAMUEL W. ALLEYNE

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Samuel William Alleyne, 75, of 1157 Saintsville Road, died Tuesday at Pitt Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Phillips Brothers Mortuary, 1501 W. Fourteenth St., Greenville. The Rev. Bill Wilson, pastor of the Lord's Table Church, will officiate. Burial will follow at the Holy Temple Church Cemetery in Greenville.

Born in Port of Spain, Trinidad, Mr. Alleyne, son of the late Eustas Alleyne and Ruth Sween, was a long-time resident of the West Indies, Brooklyn, N.Y., and Greenville, N.C. He was also brother of the late Percival Sween of Trinidad.

Survivors include his wife of almost 40 years, Annie Mae Alleyne of Greenville; two children Stanton Alleyne of Goldsboro and Yvette Alleyne of Tampa, Florida; his daughter-in-law Jessica Alleyne of Goldsboro; a grandson, Justin Samuel Alleyne of Goldsboro; and many relatives and friends.

Prior to retirement, Mr. Alleyne worked as a radio personality for WOOW, a radio station based in Greenville. He is best known for hosting an evening jazz show. He worked for more than 18 years as a shipping clerk for Sam Goody's Record Co. in Manhattan. He had a love for sports, and spent several years on semi-professional soccer and cricket teams in Trinidad and New York.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Phillips Brothers Mortuary. At other times they will be at the home of Stan and Jessica Alleyne, 110 Labonte Drive, Pikeville.

(Written & Paid by the Family)

Published in Obituaries on April 15, 2004 1:54 PM