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“Dear Melony, Tena, Todd and family, I just saw today where Mr Allen past away in January. I was so sorry to see it and mama did not know either....Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Elsie Baker Thigpen - Beulaville, NC

“Uncle Allen will always have a "Special" place in my heart. He was one of the most generous people I know. He was always about Family & people. He...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Diane Morton - Jacksonville, NC

“Rest in peace old friend. So many cherished memories, especially our acc tournament trips. I know the Tar Heels will have a great cheerleader in...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Cecil Hargett

“My condolences to the Williams family. He was always a true and loyal friend to my father and family. He and my father shared many great times with...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Patti Pesarchick - Surf City, NC

“Alan was a fun and generous man that was always kind to me as a kid growing up in Richlands and latter on as we shared lots of good times and fun at...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Hugh Hargett, UNC '68 - NC

“My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. ”
6 of 22 | Posted by: Carla Hanchey-Edwards - Wallace, NC

“May he RIP. He was a good man and enjoyed his sports. ”
7 of 22 | Posted by: Jackie Carter - Rocky Point, NC

“So very sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in prayer. ”
8 of 22 | Posted by: beverly hyatt - wallace, NC

“Growing up in Wallace meant going every week to the Piggly Wiggly and I will always remember your dad in the store. He was happy and greeted...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Lisa Heath Mote - Wallace, NC

“My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I cherish the memories of going to World Series games with Allen, Todd, and my Dad. ...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: John Russ ,Jr. - Wilmington, NC

“Oh My, Melony, Tena, & Todd- I am so very sorry for the loss of your father... He was one of a kind. He was always smiling & so inspirational to me....Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Frances Bowden Deabenderfer - NC

“Dear Williams family, So sorry to hear of Mr, Allen. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
12 of 22 | Posted by: Susan Casteen Wallace - Rose Hill, NC

“For over 20 years our family lived in Wallace and Allen was always front and center in the life of the community. Daughters Kelley and Jennifer...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Tom Davidson - Bradenton, FL

“I am so very sorry for your great loss of this wonderful man. He was always so nice to me and my family when we would go to the Piggly Wiggly in the...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Susan Matthews Brown - Wallace, NC

“I have so many memories of Mr. Allen going as far back as when I was only 16 and working at the Pig! He was always busy doing something but always...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Lynn Futrell - wallace, NC

“Our heartfelt sympathy to all the family! What a special and kind individual he was to so many people.Will continue to keep you all in our prayers in...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Joe and Judy Wallace - Wallace

“Thinking of you and Tena. Love you both. So sorry of your loss! ”
17 of 22 | Posted by: Joyce miller - Burgaw, NC

“Remember him, like most of us, for his excitement at the ballgames in the announcer's booth. Also tons of wonderful memories of him at the Wallace...Read More »
18 of 22 | Posted by: Faye Whaley - Wallace, NC

“Tena, Mel and Todd, so sorry to read about your loss. As all three of you know, your dad was a great man and was so good to us during our years in...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Wayne and Suzann Jackson - NC

“Praying for all of you. Mr. Allen was such a sweet man. I can't remember ever seeing him without a smile. Daddy's are something special and he did...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: Lisa Fussell - TEACHEY, NC

“So sorry for your loss! Thinking and praying for all of you! ”
21 of 22 | Posted by: Joey & Rita Brinkley - Teachey, NC

“I am so sorry to hear about Allen. Ray and I are so sorry. But he is at peace now. Will keep all of u in our prayers. ”
22 of 22 | Posted by: Sylvia Blanchard Cherry - NC

Mr. Daniel Allen Williams age 81 of Wallace, NC, left this earthly life for his eternal life on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Wallace First Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Dr. J. Robert Kretzu. Special speakers will be Rev. Brad Carter, Susan Carter, Sheriff Blake Wallace and Bobby Ward. Burial will follow at Riverview Memorial Park in Watha, NC. There will be a visitation on Friday, January 23, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Padgett Funeral Home in Wallace, NC.
Mr. Williams was one of a very large family of 16 which included 3 sets of twins. Surviving siblings are Julia Quinn of Kinston, NC, Jenny Taylor of Goldsboro, NC and Patricia "Trit" Cole of Potters Hill, NC.
He is predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Molly Jenine Baysden Williams and a grandson Tyde "Ty" Daniel Henderson.
Allen is survived by two daughters, Melony W. Henderson and husband David of Wallace, NC and Tena W. Roberts and husband Ken of Wallace, NC, one son, Allen Todd Williams and wife Dionne of Wilson, NC, four grandchildren, Andrew Todd Williams, Jenna Blair Henderson, Molly Elizabeth Roberts and Beasley Rebecca Roberts and one great granddaughter, Rylan Danielle Henderson.
Allen was born on February 26, 1933 in Duplin County, NC, and was the son of the late Andrew Pickett Williams and Laura Francis Griffin Williams.
Mr. Williams served in the Army from 1953-1955, including 18 months in the Korean War.
He began his retail career with the Piggly Wiggly grocery chain as a stock clerk in Richlands in 1957. In 1958, he was promoted to produce manager and in 1960 to assistant manager. In 1962, he became the manager of the Piggly Wiggly in Wallace, NC.
He was a leading and progressive businessman with a keen interest in seeing that his customers were given exceptional personalized service. His friendliness and genuine interest made him one of the most popular and well liked business men in Duplin County.
An active supporter of civic affairs with time and money, he played a vital role as a member of the Wallace Recreation Commission, where he helped to begin little league baseball. Organizations include past President of C. W. Dobbins Elementary School, Wallace-Rose Hill Athletic Boosters Club, two terms as President of the Wallace Chamber of Commerce, and Co-chairman of the Wallace Christmas Parade.
He was voted Man of the Year in 1973 by the VFW. He was also a 32 degree Mason and an officer of the Masonic Lodge and President and Vice-President of the Duplin County Shrine Club.
He was on the Board of Trustees at James Sprunt Community College in Kenansville and Branch Banking and Trust in Wallace.
He was a member of the Wallace United Methodist Church.
He was an avid supporter of athletics for all teams, but his heart belonged primarily to his beloved Bulldogs of Wallace Rose Hill. You could hear his voice on Friday nights as he was the commentator for the Wallace Rose Hill Bulldogs football team on the local radio station, WZKB,
He served as assistant Baseball coach under Gary Lewis and assistant Softball coach under his daughter, Melony at Wallace Rose Hill. He was known as the original "Mr. Bulldog".
He was an avid fan of the New York Yankees and the UNC Tarheels.
In 1999, he was awarded the prestigious honor of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine given by the State of NC. In February 2005, he was the recipient of the Harry "Toots" Carlton award.
Because of all his hard work and dedication to the local sports programs, the gym inside the Campbell Center in Wallace is named the Allen Williams family gym and the softball field at Wallace Rose Hill is named the Allen Williams softball field.
His greatest accomplishment was his family. He was a loving, supportive and dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
Casket Bearers will be Robert Matthews, Wesley Scronce, Jack Rivenbark, Bobby Ward, Kevin Wilson and Doug Sibbett.
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A service of Padgett Funeral and Cremation Services, Wallace.