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Gwendolyn Respass Sawyer Allen

September 14, 1944 October 9, 2011
Gwendolyn Respass Sawyer Allen
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Obituary for Gwendolyn Respass Sawyer Allen

Gwendolyn Respass Sawyer Allen, 67, of Plymouth died unexpectedly Sunday, October 9, 2011 at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington. Born September 14, 1944 in Pitt County she was the daughter of the late Vance Benjamin Respass and was preceded in death by her husband, Jonathan Boutton Sawyer, Jr.. Mrs. Allen retired as a personal care assistant with Plumblee Nursing Center and worked with Roanoke Home Care Hospice. She was a member of Plymouth Church of Christ and the Myrtle Williams Ladies Group. Her family includes her mother, Rachel Knox Respass of Plymouth, N.C.; sons, Jonathan Boutton Sawyer, III and wife Denise of Plymouth, N.C., Roy Mitchell Allen, Jr. of St. Petersburg, FL., and Robert Lee Allen and wife Susan of Atlanta, GA.; daughters, Wendy Allen Matthews of Indian Trail, N.C. and Jennifer Allen O'Neal and husband Steve of Plymouth, N.C.; grandchildren, Cody Heath Cahoon, Jonathan Boutton Sawyer, IV, Steve Monroe O'Neal, III, Jessica Allen, Courtney Allen, Kayla Allen, Christopher Allen, Megan Allen, Jordan Allen, Ashley Matthews and Mckayla Matthews. Funeral service will be held Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Plymouth Church of Christ with Bob Moulden and Thomas Biggs officiating. Family will receive friends on Friday, October 14, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Plymouth Church of Christ. Arrangments are by Maitland Funeral Home, Plymouth.


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