Ralph Rabun Allred

November 16, 1928April 6, 2014
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Greensboro- Ralph Rabun Allred, 85 years of age, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, April 6, 2014.

Visitation for family and friends will be at 1:00 pm, today, Wednesday, April 9 and a Celebration of Life Service will be at 2:00 pm, at Lawndale Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Westminster Gardens.

Mr. Allred was born in Clayton, Georgia Nov. 16, 1928, the son of Shelby S. and Annie Ruth (Rowe) Allred. His parents, three older brothers and one sister predeceased him.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jackie Arnold Allred, a daughter, Dr. Karen A. Allred and son-in law, Dr. Jack D. Griffith of Chapel Hill. Also, two nephews and a niece, Stephen M. Allred, Richard M. Allred, and Peggy A. Williams, whose parents were deceased and who lived in Greensboro with Ralph, Jackie, and Karen.

Mr. Allred graduated from Georgia Tech in Electrical Engineering in 1952, and served for 2 years in the Korean Conflict. He left the service as a 1st Lt. in the Signal Corps and served in the U. S. Army Active Reserves, being discharged at the rank of Captain.

Ralph met his wife Jackie in Decatur, Georgia, after his return from Korea. They were married in the Decatur First Baptist Church, where both of their families were members. They then moved to Greensboro, N.C. His entire civilian work was with the Bell System, working on military electronics. He retired from the Bell System in 1990.

Mr. Allred was active for many years at Lawndale Baptist Church, helping to develop a Long Range Plan, serving as Sunday School Director, and was active as a deacon and Chairman of the deacons.

He and his wife thoroughly enjoyed ballroom dancing as a hobby. Also, Ralph enjoyed flying his Piper Cub since the age of 35 for many years.

Memorials may be made to Lawndale Baptist Building Fund.

Online condolences may be made at Hanes Lineberry N. Elm Chapel is serving the Allred family.


  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, April 9, 2014
  • Visitation Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Ralph Rabun Allred

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Karen Allred

May 27, 2014

Dad, I miss you so much! I'm the luckiest girl in the whole world to have had you for my dad. I think about you every day!

Beth Ballhaussen

April 13, 2014

Karen I just looked at Facebook today and saw that you lost your daddy. I am so sorry. I have such fond memories of our growing up in G'boro at Lawndale. I am praying for you and your family!

Joanna Gerrald

April 13, 2014

My deepest sympathy and prayers to the Allred family.

April 11, 2014

My sincere condolences to the family at this most difficult time in your lives.
May your family find comfort in the words at Psalms 65:2.

Margaret Allred

April 10, 2014

The sympathies we all feel about the passing of Ralph are best expressed in these nice family pictures of you all!

Bob Barkley

April 9, 2014

I am sorry about the lost of your loved one. I value the times of Christian fellowship with Ralph-he will be greatly missed by many persons.
You can take comfort that he is now with the Lord, and he will be experiencing more joy than we can imagine.

Wendy Bryan

April 9, 2014

I did not know this man but he must have been amazing to have produced such a wonderful daughter.