Clara Lorch Allen, 101, of Albemarle, passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at Bethany Woods Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Albemarle.
Mrs. Allen was born on October 21, 1921, to the late Henry and Victoria Furr Lorch. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Willie Joe Allen; son, Willie Joe Allen, Jr.; brothers, Hubert Lorch, Harold Lorch; sister, Louise Lorch.
Clara supported her husband, Willie as he served and retired from the United States Navy.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 - 1:45 pm, on Monday, March 13, 2023, at Hartsell Funeral Home, 522 N. 2nd Street, Albemarle. A graveside service will follow at 2:00 pm, at Fairview Memorial Park, 1425 East Main Street, Albemarle.
Survivors include son, Thomas Allen; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Allen family.