ALLEN F. GIBBS
March 14, 1937 – February 12, 2017
Allen Forrest Gibbs, 79, of 739 Swamp Road, Engelhard, died Sunday afternoon, February 12, 2017, at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville.
Born in Hyde County, March 14, 1937, he was the son of the late Cecil Bruce and Zuma Nixon Gibbs. He was married to Dorothy Elizabeth Barber Gibbs who preceded him in death. Allen was a member of Engelhard Christian Church and spent his working years farming.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in the Engelhard Christian Church. Pastor Scott Sukeforth will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Cemetery.
Surviving are three sons, Douglas A. Gibbs and Michael Forrest Gibbs and wife, Cynthia of Engelhard and Todd B. Gibbs and wife, Rebecca of Youngsville; two daughters, Vicki J. Gibbs and Lori Ann Gibbs both of Engelhard; a brother, Donnie Gibbs of Engelhard; eight grandchildren, Eli Heath, Briana Heath, Michael Allen Gibbs and wife, Leslie, Michael Meekins and wife, Taren, Adria C. Gibbs and husband, Marcus, Bryson Cahoon, Kayla Ponziano and Ava Ponziano; seven great-grandchildren, Hampton Gibbs, Carter Gibbs, Hannah Meekins, Rachel Meekins, Skylar Gibbs, Rilee Gibbs and Charlotte Gibbs.
Allen Forrest was also preceded in death by a brother, Agatha Gibbs.
Memorials are suggested to the Engelhard Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 296, Engelhard NC 27824.
The family will receive friends at the church following the funeral service on Wednesday.
Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.
Engelhard Christian Church
Wednesday February 15th, 2017
294 Lazy Lane
Engelhard, NC 27824
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Please know my prayers and thoughts go to the family during this difficult time. Always remember the good times together when we were younger, keep the faith!
Submitted by Betty swindell on Feb 16 2017 12:00:49 PM
So sorry to hear about Mr. Allen. We know you will miss him terribly. Our thoughts are with you at this awful time.
Submitted by Sam and Ruth Ann Thornton on Feb 16 2017 09:20:45 AM
Praying God's peace in the coming days and weeks.
Submitted by Joan. Sawyer on Feb 14 2017 02:16:15 PM
Ya'll are in our thoughts and prayers at this time, we hope you will be able to draw strength from your faith, each other, memories and in knowing how special your dad and mom and grandparents were and are to a lot of us, may God in His loving, strong arms hold each of you just a little tighter in the days to come. Stay close to each other as a family. God Bless!
Submitted by Merita and David on Feb 14 2017 10:10:38 AM
Richard & Nell Cox lit a candle for Allen F. Gibbs
Richard & Nell Cox lit a candle on Feb 14 2017 09:28:18 AM
So sorry for you loss...my memories of your family go back to early childhood....remember Mr. Jim and Miss Tiny so well. Mr. Cecil and Miss Zuma were life long family friends. God bless each of you.
Submitted by Judy Tomlinson on Feb 14 2017 07:16:03 AM
J.W. and Judy Tomlinson lit a candle for Allen F. Gibbs
J.W. and Judy Tomlinson lit a candle on Feb 14 2017 07:11:49 AM
Your Mom and Dad were terrific people! My fondest memory of them was when we had Rhett, your Mom volunteered to keep him and they gave us money to go out to eat at the River Forest Manor. I cherish that memory. I am very sorry for your loss.
Submitted by Lee Ann Rutledge on Feb 13 2017 10:02:33 PM
My deepest sympathies to the entire Gibbs family. Your family has endured so much in the past months. Knowing Mr. Allen he was well known for being sweet and kind. I hope an pray you all hold one another tight and cherish all of great memories you have created an shared. Your all in my thoughts and prayers.
Submitted by Tequila Midgette on Feb 13 2017 09:53:54 PM
I'm so very sorry for your loss. Each of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Submitted by Angela Cuthrell Miller on Feb 13 2017 07:38:35 PM
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