August 23, 1967 ~ March 16, 2020

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Arden, NC

Charles Allan Morse, 52, of Arden, passed away Monday, March 16, 2020.

Allan was born August 23, 1967 in Asheville. He was a graduate of Enka High School, and NC State University with a degree in electrical engineering, graduating with a 4.0 GPA. He was employed with the Eaton Corporation for 27 years, and also worked as an Engineer for Siemens Industry.

Allan loved music, and was a member of the Central United Methodist Church choir, and formerly sang with the Asheville Symphony Chorus. Allan owned Sante Wine Bar and extended into his love of food and wine with his friends.

Surviving are his parents, Charles Worth Morse and Evon Taylor Morse; sister, Teresa Spivey and her husband, Dale; niece, Shelby Spivey; nephew, Garrett Spivey; 3 aunts, Gayle Williams, Lila Bostian (Eddie) and Virginia Taylor; and many cousins and friends.

Graveside services for Mr. Morse will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 19, at Piney Mountain United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family requests if you are experiencing symptoms of illness to please respectfully decline attending.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the United Way or to a charity of your choice.

Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue is assisting the family.

Services

Graveside Service: March 19, 2020 11:00 am

Piney Mountain UM Church Cemetery
14 Piney Mountain Church Rd.
Candler, NC 28715

(828) 667-3031

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806

(828)252-3535
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

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  1. Allan was a student at Sand Hill Middle. An excellent student both academically and in character! It was such a pleasure to have him as a student! Love and prayers for his precious family! 🙏❤️

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  2. I am saddened to hear about Allan. He was such a bright student when he was at Sand HIll and I will miss all his posts of the good food pictures he contiuously posted on FB. The last time I saw him and talked to him was at Cheddars and he was dining with his mom and dad. RIP Allan – you will be missed. Prayers for the family!

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    • I’m so very sad to hear of Allan’s passing. He was a very sweet and caring person. We had the opportunity to catch up at our last reunion. Rest in peace.

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  3. Dear Teresa and family,
    I was very saddened to hear of your brother’s passing. He will be sorely missed. You will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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  4. Dear Aunt Evon, Uncle Charles, Teresa, Dale, Shelby, Garrett, Sis and Gayle, we are so sorry for the loss of Allan, but so thankful that we got to spend time with you last year. He will be missed very much. Love you all so much…..

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  5. So sorry to hear of Allan’s passing. I have known Allan most of his life, starting at Sand Hill and through Enka High and on to NC State. He was a very bright young man and very focused on school. We shared the vast majority of classes and had kept in touch after college off and on until connecting on FB. We had chatted a few times. He will be missed, but I’m sure Big Al will be singing in that chorus and ready to welcome me when I get there. Prayers to his family for comfort.

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  6. I am very sad to hear of Allan’s passing. He was a very sweet and kind person. We had the opportunity to catch up at our last reunion.
    My sincerest condolences to his family.

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  7. Sending my condolences to the family and friends of Allen. I worked with him at Eaton. He was very kind and a pleasure to work with him. God bless!

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  8. I was so heartbroken to hear the sad news this morning. I couldn’t believe it….he and I were just talking Jamaican food on Facebook the other night. We had hoped to get together soon and catch up. I will certainly miss Allan, and everything he brought to the community and everyone who knew and loved him. My prayers are with you, sweet family. He loved you all so much. I pray for peace and comfort in the days ahead.

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  9. Charles, Evon, Teresa and family… I am so sorry for your loss! I have very fond memories of times spent together with Allan at Enka and NC State. Allan was an exceptional friend to many, a Christian brother and a very good man! With great affection, he will always be Big Al to me. Big Al – you are missed! Praying God’s peace for each of you in the days ahead.

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  10. Sending my deepest condolences to your family. Praying for peace & comfort during these difficult times.

    God Bless you all !!

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  11. We were so sorry to hear of Allan’s passing. Memories of him as a young boy visiting with family at 60+- at Oak Forest, very polite and smart. Keeping your family in our prayers. Veronica & Leonard Crook

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  12. May your loss be comforted by his loving friends. He was my manager for a bit and I found him to be totally professional and acted with class throughout. God bless you and may your loss be lessened by his loving friends.

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  13. Oh, I am so, so saddened by this news. Just recently saw Allan at ACT’s production of “Fantasticks”. It was always a time for catching up on his travels, what food and wine he was enjoying, and what he was doing musically. He was a dedicated member of my choir at Arden Presbyterian for many years and was a stand out in our tenor section each week and in our annual Singing Christmas Tree. What a tragedy…so young and talented! He will be so missed! Kathie and I send our love and prayers to the family!!

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  14. To Allan’s Family and loved ones: It was always a pleasure working with Allan at Eaton. Such a fine young man and know that he will be missed by so many. Prayers for all during this difficult time.

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  15. Charles, Evon, Teresa and family… I am so sorry for your loss! I have fond memories of times spent together with Allan at Enka and NC State. Allan was an exceptional friend to many, a Christian brother and a very good man! With great affection, he will always be Big Al to me. Big Al – you are missed! Praying God’s peace for each of you in the days ahead

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  16. Teresa and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I understand what you are going thru and my heart is breaking for you.

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  17. So very sorry 💔 to hear of Allan’s passing…. What a shock, he was so young 😢.
    Allan definitely left his mark on the Asheville Community in music circles as well as the food/wine industry.
    He will be missed by all.
    Prayers for all of the family during these difficult days…..

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  18. Charles and Evon, I am SO very sorry….you must be beyond grief and I hate it for you. I will be praying for you to have the peace beyond understanding and that you will find solace in your memories and in knowing he,will be waiting for you in our heavenly home. Knowing that these are just words that cannot penetrate through your pain right now, I just want you to know that you are loved and cared for. Sandra

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  19. So sorry to hear of Alan’s passing. I saw him just a few weeks ago and really enjoyed catching up with him on work and on outside interests. He was always smiling and fun. Alan will be missed.

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  20. Sorry to hear of Alan’s passing. Always a help with customers during our days with Eaton. My condolences and prayers for peace with the family.

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  21. Dear Charles and Evon,
    I don’t have adequate words to express how sorry I am to learn of the loss of your son. I pray you have God’s peace that passes understanding.

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  22. Allan and I go back a long way with his support and leadership at United Way. We worked closely in so many ways. He was a leader in public policy not only locally but statewide to make our community and state a better place for all. I will miss his energy, his smile, and his determination. So sorry for all who were close to him.

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  23. Praying for your family during this difficult time. We loved the music Alan was part of each Sunday during our time at Arden Presbyterian and especially The Singing Christmas Tree.

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  24. Dear dear friends…..my heart is breaking for you,as we understand the loss of a child…..hold fast to your memories,and the love ,and good times….it is what gets us around the corner. It is not easy,but as you held us gently in your arms,so too we are holding you . God bless you!!

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  25. Teresa and family. I am so very sorry for your loss. My condolences

    Another Leaf Has Fallen

    Another leaf has fallen,
    another soul has gone.
    But still we have God’s promises,
    in every robin’s song.

    For he is in His heaven,

    and though He takes away,
    He always leaves to mortals,
    the bright sun’s kindly ray.

    He leaves the fragrant blossoms,
    and lovely forest, green.
    And gives us new found comfort,
    when we on Him will lean.

    Unknown

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  26. I worked with Allan at Eaton and together though work with the United way. He was was an exceptionally kind person with a bright mind and giving heart. I am so sorry to hear that he is no longer with us. May he rest in peace.

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  27. I worked with Allan when he was at Eaton and we worked together at the IEEE Switchgear Assemblies Standards meetings. My fondest memories of Allan: We had a tradition of going out and singing Karaoke after our Wednesday night social events at the IEEE meetings. He always sang “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond. He loved to sing. We will miss you Allan. I pray God’s peace and mercy for his family and friends and may the Almighty God comfort his family during this time of mourning.

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  28. Evon and Family,

    I was so sorry to hear of Allan’s passing. I know you all are heart broken. Allan and I sang tenor together at Arden Presbyterian. We often sat together in choir. He had just a great voice and I would always listen for his voice because he always had the right note. He was such a friendly person and it was always a delight to see him. I’m praying for your comfort and that God will bless you all your days with Allan’s sweet memory.

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  29. To Charles, Evon, Teresa and the extended family – I was shocked and saddened to hear about Allan yesterday. Over the last several years, I have worked with Allan quite a bit, and was always impressed by his willingness to lead and attention to detail. But Allan was more than just another hard worker – he was always smiling, witty, and friendly. He will certainly be missed by all of us.

    I have been, and will continue praying that God’s Holy Spirit will surround you with His love and peace during this trying time.

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  30. Please accept my deepest and sincere condolences. I have worked with Allan for many years both in his role at Siemens and in the many roles he played within the IEEE and CANENA standards organizations.

    Like many others, I will miss his, knowledge and experience, jovial nature, and his karaoke antics.

    My family will keep your family in our prayers during this difficult period.

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  31. I was so very saddened to learn the news of Allan’s passing. I am a colleague of his from Siemens and was fortunate to work with him on many projects over the last several years. I have many happy memories of him and am thankful for time spent. He will be missed. Extending my deepest condolences to you and the family.

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  32. Charles, Evon, and family, Our hearts hurt for you. Allan must have been an exceptional man. Please know you are in our hearts and prayers. Our sincere condolances, Bill and Earlene Holbrook

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  33. I have the honor of knowing Allan only for a short time but it did not stop me to learn the great person he was. We lost a great friend and excellent professional, but the universe received a new beautiful star. I would like to offer my prayers and condolences.

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  34. I enjoyed knowing Allan and working together at Eaton over the years. He was a wonderful person to work with, and was always very warm and friendly to everyone around him. I will miss him.

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  35. Buddy & Evon,

    Ruthie & I are so sorry to hear of Allan’s passing. Keeping you in our thoughts & prayers.

    Robbie & Ruthie Dempsey

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  36. I am extremely shocked and deeply saddened beyond words can express when I got this completely unbelievable news yesterday …
    I am colleague of Allan in Siemens Germany and interacted with him through long distance online meetings since 2017, unfortunately I never met Allan in person.
    In these 3 years, Allan left a deep impression on me of his nice jovial nature, and very sincere and very dedicated person in his work…
    He was full of energy and passion for his job that this created a vibrant atmosphere during meetings, this bringing positive results.
    We have lost a very dear friend, a wonderful colleague and I am going to miss him always as he left our team so suddenly and very very untimely…
    I pray to God to rest his kind soul in peace and give strength to family and friends to bear this irreparable loss.

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  37. I had the pleasure of working with Allan for several years within Eaton and IEEE Standards committees. He was always a very warm and caring person. I am honored to have called him a friend, and have many fond memories singing karaoke with him. My prayers are with his family during this difficult time.

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  38. Allan was a Great Guy , Funny , Smart and A Wonderful Friend . So Sorry to Learn of His Passing ! Thoughts , Prayers and Love to His Family and Friends !

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  39. My most sincere regards. Allan played the clarinet in the Land of the Sky Symphonic Band for years and was the treasurer on the board of directors. Allan was a fine musician and kept the bands finances year after year, election after election. He always had a smile on his face and kind words for his friends. The memories I have of Allan will always be of good times and good music. He was the other red head in band.

    Sincerely,
    Bob Lee

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  40. Remember him as being kind and working very hard for Oak Forest Church! Will miss not being able to him again.

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  41. Had a good time singing with Allan as well as talking Asheville musical politics.Great guy,funny.Also discussed problems at Santes.He is missed,so sorry.

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  42. Sang with Allen in Asheville Symphony Corus and served on ASC Board with him. Talented and professional young man, well-liked by all. Praying for peace and comfort for Allen’s family and loved ones.

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  43. Charles. Evon and all Allans family and friends. I wish there were words I could say to ease your sorrow. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. I’ve read most of these tributes and Allan has left and ever lasting memory. Haven’t seen any of you in sometime but you were our friends and always will be. I pray God will give you comfort pieces and strength to get through.
    Our love and prayers. Howard and Jean

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  44. Charles Evon and Teresa.
    We were so shocked and saddened to hear of Allans passing. Cant even pretend to know what you all are going through. But know so many people care and love you all. We pray that God will you strength love and.courage to get through this. I’m sure you have so many great memories. He was such an upstanding man. We will keep you in our thoughts.
    Howard and Jean Fender

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  45. We are so sorry to hear about your sad news. We can’t begin to know what you are going through, but know that our thoughts and prayers are with you, Buddy, Evon and family.

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  46. My sincerest sympathy to the entire family on your shocking loss. I had such good times with Allan at ASC. And most especially planning and executing the 50th Anniversary celebration. He will be missed greatly by so many. His beautiful voice, spirit and sense of humor will remain in my heart.

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  47. To the family: You know that Allan went through school with my two boys at Sand Hill and Enka High, graduating with Edward. Allan was an asset to Oak Forest Presbyterian Church the many years he was there, being a Deacon, singing in the choir, working with the youth and going on trips with them, and much more.

    2 Timothy 4:6-8 reads:”…the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Therefore there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day…”

    The scripture says: There is a time to be born and a time to die. And when my time comes to die an angel will be there to comfort me. He will give me peace and joy even at that most critical hour and usher me into the presence of God, and I will dwell with the Lord forever.”

    Dear Family, just know my heart aches for you during this most difficult time in your lives. May God fill your hearts with His Grace, Mercy, Peace, Love, and Healing.

    My Love and Blessings from a longtime friend,

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  48. I am so sad to hear this. Allen and I had many hours of fun playing clarinet in LOS band over many years. He was a good friend and always had a smile. My heart goes out to his family with love and prayers

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  49. I worked with Allan at Siemens and my thoughts and condolences are with his family. I am thankful for being able to share the experiences we did. He will be greatly missed.

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  50. I went to Sand Hill and Enka will Allan. I remember him being so kind and friendly throughout school, always with a smile on his face. Reading the other posts, it doesn’t look like he changed but grew into even a better person. So sorry for your loss. Michelle Sprinkle

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    • My thoughts and prayers are with each one of you during this difficult time. If there is anything I can do for you, please give me a call. I always thought a lot of Allan.

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  51. Buddy, Evon & Family

    We are so deeply sadden to hear of Alan’s passing. I know our words won’t give you comfort but that you will have comfort in knowing that he is with his savior. You are in our prayers, God bless you.

    Mike & Geri Robinson

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  52. Dear Evon and Charles,
    Jim and I just read that Allan passed away on Monday! We are shocked and so very sad that you have lost your precious son! Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. May our many years of friendship help you to know that our love and support are there with you!

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  53. Dear Charles and Evon,
    Jim and I were shocked and so sad to read that Allan passed away on Monday. May our many years of friendship help you to know that our love and support are with you at this very sad time. Since we are unable to attend the service at Piney Mountain, we look forward to celebrating the life of a very intelligent, loving and caring son at a future
    time. Our hearts and prayers are with all your family.

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  54. I had the honor of working with Allan as a competitor in the electrical industry. Working on standards, attending the electrical safety meetings and more. He was always a bright spot of smiles, cooperation and positive attitude. The fact he was a competitor was never evident, the fact he was a caring individual trying to do the right thing was always obvious. I had just reached out to him to work together on a project for the IEEE and was surprised he had not replied with his normal speed as he was always willing to cooperate for the good of the industry and the people the industry serves. He will be missed by all who had the honor of knowing him. My sincerely sympathies to his family and friends for this terrible and untimely loss.

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  55. Very sorry to Alan’s family. I will miss Alan. He was always a man who I enjoyed chatting with at our IEEE Switchgear socials over the past many years. I always felt positive after my chats with Alan. What a great influence he was.

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  56. Deepest condolences to the family. I served on several IEEE committee working groups with Allan and thoroughly enjoyed his guidance and support.

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  57. how shocking to read that Allan passed away. I know him as a great engineer colleague, especially at the IEEE Switchgear Committee meetings, recently we communicated about some innovative opportunities. Not for a moment I would have expected that this was the last interaction that we had in this life. Dear parents and other family: strength! Know how good guy he was!, Paul Leufkens, Wayne PA

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  58. I want to express my condolence to Allan’s family in a turbulent time like this. May God blesses his soul, he was such a good man!

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  59. I am sorry to hear the news of Big Al’s passing. My thoughts and prayers go out the his family and friends as in time of need. Al was a very sweat person back in high school. I never had the pleasure of running into him since high school. RIP my friend.

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  60. While I certainly met Allan once or twice before my time here, I regret that I never had the opportunity to know him, work alongside him, or thank him for his extraordinary service to our community and to United Way. His absence represents an enormous loss for our community. On behalf of our entire team here at United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County, we send peace and love to Allan’s family during this very difficult time.

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  61. Allan and I shared time together every six months at IEEE, or at Eaton employee meetings. One of the finest persons I have ever met. Let’s bless and always remember him in our hearts, mind and memories. Stephen

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  62. This greatly depresses me. I was with Allan several weeks ago at the IEEE ESW in Reno and as usual we talked of restaurants and food. We all will missing him and are sorry to hear.

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  63. I’m so very shocked and saddened about Allan’s passing. I enjoyed reconnecting with him in the past few years, both in Raleigh and at Sante in Asheville. It was fun to catch up on three decades of life after graduating from Enka High School with “Big Al,” and his life seemed incredibly full — not just with work but also with singing, the United Way, travel, Disney World food festivals and, always, his family. He will be greatly missed by many.

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  64. Charles, Evon and Family,
    I’m so sorry to learn about the loss of Allan. I had the opportunity to recruit him, out of NC State, as an Engineer on the Westinghouse/Eaton team. He was an exceptional individual in all regards and you both can be proud of raising such a son. May God bless you with His and kindness during this trying time. I will keep you both in my prayers and offer a personal condolence in the near future. David King

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  65. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your precious son. Our prayers are with you. We really enjoyed getting to know him on our antique travels. May God hold you both close at this time.

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  66. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your precious son. Our prayers are with you. We really enjoyed getting to know him on our antique travels. May God hold you both close at this time.

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  67. I am so sorry to hear of Al’s pasing. From the time I first met him as a freshman on the basement floor of Tucker dorm at NC State it was clear he was special person. I looked forward to his Christmas cards each year and catching up when he was in town. Our prayers are with Al, his family, and friends during this sad time. We love you big Al!

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  68. Allan was always the perfect gentleman. He will be missed but never forgotten by all who had the honor of knowing him. My sincerest condolences at this very sad and difficult time.

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  69. I’m so sorry to learn about the loss of Allan. It was always a pleasure to work with him. Our hearts are with his family.

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  70. So sorry to hear of the loss of your son. You and all your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. 🙏💔🙏

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  71. My deepest condolences to the family. Allen will be deeply missed. He was a very generous supporter of our local Meals on Wheels.

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  72. My deepest condolences to the family. Allen will be greatly missed. He was a very generous supporter of our local Meals on Wheels.

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  73. I am so sorry to learn of Allan’s passing. He was a talented tenor in our chancel choir at Central United Methodist Church. May memories of happier times bring peace to his family and friends.

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  74. So sorry to hear about Allan; I cherished his beautiful tenor voice right behind me in choir, his humor and smile. Prayers for your family.

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  75. As a choir member at Central, I appreciated Allen’s dedication to the choir. No matter how busy he was at work, you could always count on him. Allen was kind and considerate of others and willing to help whenever he could. We will miss his smile and great tenor voice.

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  76. Deep unspeakable grief . . . in this unimaginable loss. Allan was our dear and close friend with whom many wonderful times were shared. His intelligent kindness and warm caring over many years has no doubt touched many. We are most grateful for his fine friendship and example . . . and honored to pass on his legacy of goodness. Our thoughts and prayers gently embrace his close family though these difficult days.

    With much love,
    King and Johanna

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  77. So sad. I hope Allan knew how well liked he was. I hope the family gets some comfort in knowing that Allan was so well liked, as is obvious from the number of tributes he has received in this little space. I know more people have been touched by Allan and his passing. I knew Allan from the Asheville Symphony Chorus (ASC). He was my treasurer and Board member when I was President and on the Board. He gave wise advice even when it might have been against the prevailing feeling, keeping us along the best path. I appreciated his honest opinions and counsel. I was sad when he moved away and no longer able to sing with us. An excellent voice that we missed when he left, and now a greater loss for all of us. So sad.

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  78. I am so sorry to hear of Alan’s passing. Watching him grow up next door and hearing such good things about him over the years, makes it even harder to believe he is gone. I will be praying for Gods great blessings of comfort and peace to surround you during this difficult time. My love and sympathy to all the extended Morse family. I have fond memories of my good neighbors.

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  79. I am stunned at the loss of my former classmate, Allan, and am grieving with you, his family. Words cannot express how deeply sorry I am for your loss.

    Eternal rest, grant unto him oh Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him.

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  80. Charles and Evon – my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of your son’s passing and will continue to be with you in the days and weeks ahead. You were so proud of him and his accomplishments. What a wonderful son! May all your memories give you peace.

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