Polkton – Mrs. Nancy Hancock Allen, age 77, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 14, 2022, with her family by her side.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 2:00PM Friday, August 19th, at Wightman United Methodist Church with Rev. JD Moffett and Rev. Hugo Villagrana officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will greet friends in the the Fellowship Hall between 1:00 and 2:00PM before the service.
Born in Anson County on May 1, 1945, Nancy was a daughter of the late Willie Benton and Faye Preslar Hancock. She grew up in the Red Hill community finishing high school and then completing two years at Wingate Junior College, now Wingate University. She soon went to work for Anson Savings & Loan, Inc. where she stayed for 51 years! She outlasted several bank managers, worked through several institutional name changes and finally retired from what is now Uwharrie Bank.
Nancy enjoyed her family and all those things that go along with looking after family members. She enjoyed cooking for them and, in season, stayed busy canning vegetables to be eaten during cold winter months. She enjoyed yard work, especially puttering around in her flowers. Her other hobbies included reading and crocheting but she really excelled at and enjoyed most her role as a grandmother!
Nancy was a longtime, dedicated member of Wightman United Methodist Church. She loved her church family and supported the church in every manner she could think of. She was faithful in her attendance and in her support of the many missions of the church.
Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Steve Allen of the home; a daughter, Rena Elizabeth Stoner (Thomas) of Pageland, SC; stepson, Scotty Allen (Alicia) of Polkton; stepdaughter, Angie Baucom of Polkton; nine grandchildren, Mya Sturdivant, Kensey Colson, Noah Colson, Jayden Baucom, Kaitlyn Baucom, Garrett Baucom, Logan Allen (Hannah), Olivia Allen, and Hayden Allen; and one great-grandchild, Kayden Rivers. Also surviving is one sister, Barbara Cole of Southern Pines.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Wightman Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Cindy Gaddy, 282 Gaddys Ferry Rd., Polkton, NC 28135.