Mary Grace McDonald Allen, age 89 of Southern Pines died Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst.

A native of Moore County she was a daughter of the late Duncan Evander and Eliza Deese McDonald. She was a loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend to many. A lifelong member of Manly Presbyterian Church, past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star and a 10 year volunteer with Meals on Wheels. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norvelle Bryan Allen; brothers William, Neil and George McDonald; sisters Jessie Allred, Jeanette Sellers and Kathleen Foley.

She is survived by her children Deborah McNeill, Timothy Allen (Sharon) and Teresa Stafford all of Southern Pines; grandchildren, Paul McNeill of Houston, TX, Allen McNeill (Erica) of Aberdeen, Kristin Stafford of Southern Pines, Bryan Stafford (Katie) of Pinehurst, Stephanie Beck of Southern Pines and Heather Nall (Zach) of Pinebluff; great grandchildren Felicity Cash, Hunter Cash, Daphne Nall and Olivia Nall; brother-in-law Jerry Allen (Beverly) of Benson, sisters-in-law Dora McDonald of Newton and Margaret McDonald of Southern Pines; many nieces and nephews. 

Funeral Services will be Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Manly Presbyterian Church conducted by Ronny Holmes. Burial will follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park.   The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.  (Services will be live streamed – & Choose the small f under the Service link.)

Memorials may be made to: Manly Presbyterian Church, 544 Yadkin Road, Southern Pines, NC 28387, or to FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374.

Services entrusted to Powell Funeral Home. 

Online condolences may be made at



Visitation: November 28, 2021 1:00 pm

Manly Presbyterian Church
544 Yadkin Road
Southern Pines, NC 28387

Funeral Service: November 28, 2021 2:00 pm

Manly Presbyterian Church
544 Yadkin Road
Southern Pines, NC 28387

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Mary Grace Allen's name.

Manly Presbyterian Church

544 Yadkin Road
Southern Pines, NC

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  1. Our Deepest Condolences for your loss. Mary Grace was quite the Southern Lady, so kind a beautiful soul. She will be greatly missed. So, so sorry. Love y’all, Porter/Geczy Family

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