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Clara Grace (Gracie) Jones Allred

September 21, 1932 — February 9, 2023

Asheboro

Clara Grace “Gracie” Jones Allred, age 90, of Asheboro passed away Thursday, February 9, 2023 after a series of illnesses. Born in Randolph County on September 21, 1932, Gracie was the daughter of the late Iula Routh Jones and Bernice Caswell Jones. After graduating from Franklinville Senior High School, Gracie attended Women’s College (now UNCG) in Greensboro, North Carolina before leaving to marry Hugh Thomas “Tommy” Allred in 1951. After living in New Jersey while Tommy was in military service, they returned to Randolph County … first to Franklinville, then to Asheboro in 1963.

Gracie enjoyed a 30+ year career at Ramseur Interlock Knitting and a lifelong love of spending time with friends and family at Badin Lake. She was a devoted member of Central United Methodist Church and was awarded the United Methodist Women Lifetime Membership pin in recognition for her years of service as UMW Treasurer. Central Methodist is where she made many of the friendships she cherished to the end of her life. 

Gracie is survived by her son Gary Thomas Allred (Sharon) of Newport, Rhode Island and daughter, Celia Allred Yow of Greensboro, NC. She was a devoted grandmother to her 4 grandchildren – Meredith Allred Cole (Dave) of Marietta, GA; Kathryn Allred Sheehan (Henry) of Providence, RI; Jeffrey “Reese” Yow, Jr. (Anne) of Atlanta, GA and Clark Thomas Yow of Greenville, NC. She was also blessed with 5 great grandchildren – Wesley and Henry Cole, Jack and Cameron Sheehan and Miller Yow.

In addition to her parents and husband of 70 years, she was preceded in death by both her siblings Ralph Norman Jones and Sarah Anne “Red” Hambleton. 

The family wishes to acknowledge and thank Maviel Arriaga and Jackie Terry … angels among us who provided loving and compassionate care to Gracie since April 2021. With their assistance, Gracie was able to live an active and independent life until the end.


A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 18, 2023 in the sanctuary of Central United Methodist Church in Asheboro. The family will host a reception following the service at Hamilton’s Steakhouse in Asheboro.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Gracie’s memory to the donor’s choice …. Central United Methodist Church (Choir Fund or Followers Sub-group), 300 South Main St., Asheboro, NC 27203 or Franklinville United Methodist Church General Fund, PO Box 212, Franklinville, NC 27248.

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Saturday, March 18, 2023

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