North  Carolina

Charles Lee Allen, Jr.

Charles Lee Allen Jr., 60, of Ocean Isle Beach, formerly of Bladenboro, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father Charles L. Allen Sr. His survivors include his mother Peggy McCulloch Allen of Bladenboro, two sons: LeeAllen and Mary F. Newcomb of Asheville and David Allen and Tabitha Berry of Cornelius, two sisters: Cathy Gunter of Raleigh and Carolyn Mack and husband Scot of Wake Forest, one granddaughter, Hannah and three nephews: Kyle and Ryan Gunter and Spencer Mack.

Mr. Allen was a devoted band director at Bladenboro High, Scotland High and North Myrtle Beach High Schools for many years. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Music Education at Mars Hill College and a Master of Arts in Education, Administration and Supervision at UNC-Pembroke. Bladenboro, Scotland, and North Myrtle Beach High School Bands have been awarded numerous superior ratings in concert and marching band contests and have all had notable performances in local, regional, and national arenas. While at Scotland High School, the band was selected to represent North Carolina in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, NY. Mr. Allen was proud to receive the North Carolina "Governors Award of Excellence". He is a member of South Carolina Band Directors Association, South Carolina Music Educators Association, Music Educators National Conference, American School Band Directors Association, National Band Association, Phi Beta Mu, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Mr. Allen served as a clinician and adjudicator throughout the southeast. He has served on the N.C. Board of Directors for Music Education and District Chairman for the Southeast Band Directors Association, and served as a N.C. Contest Chairman. He will be loved and missed by all who knew him.

The immediate family would like to express their sincere gratitude to all extended family, friends, students and staff for their condolences, love and support. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the North Myrtle Beach High School Band Program, Att: North Myrtle Beach Band Booster, 3750 Sea Mountain Highway, Little River S.C. 29566.

Checks and Credit/Debit cards can be accepted. For Credit/Debit card donations, email Georgette Wilson (Band Booster President) @ She'll guide people through the online transaction.