Farewell, Randy Allen
Randy Dean Allen, 55 a long-time resident of Surf City, died on Friday, September 8th in Sneads Ferry as a result of a motorcycle accident. Mr. Allen was leaving the Shrimp Festival heading west on Wheeler Creek Road when he was struck by a truck driven by Sneads Ferry resident, Heather Edens Rose, 34, at approximately 10:38 pm. In an unconfirmed report, Ms. Edens was traveling with her 14-year-old daughter and her daughter’s friend in a 2007 Chevy truck when the accident occurred. It is believed that the accident happened when Ms. Rose failed to yield to oncoming traffic and turned in front of Mr. Allen’s motorcycle, hitting him head on. Mr. Allen was ejected from his 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle and was located in the field beside the intersection of Wheeler Creek Road and Holly Drive. CPR was performed to revive him on scene. He was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Naval Hospital. Neither Ms. Rose nor the occupants of her vehicle suffered significant injuries. Both vehicles were removed by Holly Ridge Tire and Auto.
Heather Edens Rose was arrested and charged with Felony Death by Motor Vehicle and Driving while Impaired. More charges may follow. Her bond was set at $75,000 and she has been bonded out.
Mr. Allen is survived by his wife Cynthia Allen of Surf City, his sons Chad Allen (Florida) and Curtis Allen of Surf City, his parents, Sondra Hall of Richlands and his father, RC Allen of Sneads Ferry. His siblings, Ricky, Ronnie and Charlie Allen and sisters Carla Allen and Tyler Sandoval. His granddaughters, Harper and Haven Allen of Florida and a stepson, Brandon Hales of Colorado. He leaves behind several nieces and nephews and an extensive list of friends.
A Celebration of life took place on Friday, September 15th at the New Bern Avenue beach access in Surf City.
Mr. Allen was a man who celebrated life every day. He shared his compassion with others without limit and was a great friend to many. His life touched hundreds over the years and those who knew him will always remember his smile that would brighten a room. He will be sadly missed by the entire community.