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Dr. Allie McLeod Stanton

April 12, 1917 May 12, 2011
Dr. Allie McLeod Stanton
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Obituary for Dr. Allie McLeod Stanton

Dr. Allie McLeod Stanton of Plymouth, North Carolina died, Thursday, May 12, 2011, unexpectedly in his home. He was 94 years old. A memorial service for Dr. Stanton will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 2011 at Plymouth United Methodist Church with the Reverend Jay Clark and the Reverend James Hagwood officiating. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall following the service.
Dr. Stanton was born April 12, 1917 in Sylacauga, Alabama. He was one of three sons born to Winfield Stanton and Cathleen McLeod Stanton. A physician and general surgeon, he received his formal education at Auburn University and his medical degree from the University of Tennessee. He completed his internship at Lloyd Nolan Hospital in Birmingham. Dr. Stanton served three years in the United States Army Medical Corp during World War II with the Fifth Surgical Group of the Ninth Army. He arrived in Europe within days of the Allied Invasion of France in 1944.
Following his military service he served his residency at Norfolk General Hospital, Norfolk, Virginia. Awarded a Fellowship, he received his surgical training in Spartanburg, South Carolina. While there he met the former Margaret Spires of Edenton, North Carolina and they married on December 25, 1945. In 1951, Dr. Stanton and Margaret moved to Edenton where he established a private practice as a family doctor and general surgeon. Then in 1958, he and his family moved to Plymouth where for twenty-six years he was the town surgeon. Ever caring for his patients he could be seen zigzagging around Washington County on his motorcycle or walking from his home to the hospital.
Dr. Stanton helped found the Shore Medical Group and served as a past president of the Pamlico Medical Society. Also, he was a member of the Southeast Surgical Congress and the American Society of Surgery.
Dr. Stanton was a lifelong Methodist and served for over twenty years as a lay delegate to the North Carolina Annual Conference. For nearly fifty years he served as a Trustee of Plymouth United Methodist Church. During these years he worked with many community groups and charitable organizations, including the Rotary Club where he served as president, and the St. Jude's Hospital for Children. For his many contributions to the community, he was awarded the Willis Bowen Public Service Award by the Washington County Chamber of Commerce. New entrance doors at the Plymouth United Methodist Church were decidated to Dr. Stanton for for his 94th birthday.
He was preceded in death by his wife Margaret and brothers James, Gene and Winfield and sister Kitty Pritchard. Surviving is his son, Dr. Edward Stanton and wife Linda of Sanford, North Carolina. Their children Craig Stanton, Jeffrey Stanton and PFC Scott Stanton, U.S.M.C.; sister, Marian Aycock of Douglas, GA. and sister-in-law, Prue Stanton of Tuscaloosa, AL. Also, he is survived by his current wife, Hope Jones Stanton and her children, Doward Jones, Jr. and his wife Arden, Lynn Ennis and husband Larry, Allen Jones and his wife Georgina; five grandchildren and four great granchildren.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Plymouth United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 734, Plymouth, N.C. 27967.

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