11/10/06 — NAOMI F. ALLEN

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Oct. 15, 1923 - Nov. 8, 2006

RALEIGH - Naomi Fulghum Allen, 83, 1050-103 Washington St., died peacefully at home on Wednesday. Her grace and spirit inspired everyone around her to love more greatly, give more freely and live more fully.

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Milner Memorial Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, 831 Wake Forest Road.

She was the owner of Eldercare Convalescent Service for 35 years, and was named "Woman of the Year" by the American Business Women's Association. She served on many committees of the Orange and New Hope Presbytery, the Presbyterian Urban Council of Raleigh, past Chair of the Board of Capital Towers, and long-time elder of Milner Memorial Presbyterian Church. She also was active in the National Association of Women Business Owners for a number of years.

She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 39 years, James Doub "Crow" Allen.

She is survived by daughters Dorothy Beamon McLeod of Garner and Mary Anne Beamon Grimes of Raleigh; son, Donald Ralph Beamon of Bunn Level; sisters, Margie Letchworth, Dora Lee and Ann Morris, all of Raleigh; special sisters, Theresa Hinton Dodds of Chapel Hill, Billie Frances Hinton of Raleigh and Athalene Pittman of Fremont; grandchildren, Tony and Robyn McLeod, Angie and Matt Harrison, Toby and Joseph Beamon and Chris Grimes; great-grandchildren, Seth and Sydney McLeod and Ashlyn and Ryan Harrison, and many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to her care team from Hospice of Wake County.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her stepmother, Margaret Fulghum; sisters, Mary Woodard Watson and Earlene Hinson.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Milner Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1950 New Bern Ave., Raleigh, 27610; the Janice Howell Overman Endowed Scholarship Fund, Mount Olive College, 634 Henderson St, Mount Olive, 28365; or Hospice of Wake County, 1300 St. Mary's Street, 4th floor, Raleigh, 27605.


Published in Obituaries on November 10, 2006 1:46 PM