Letter: Thanks for kindness after recent death

Mar. 23, 2014 @ 01:05 AM

To the editor:

The family of Ellis Allen Jr., retired from Caldwell County Sheriff's Office in 2007, wish to express our great appreciation to Sheriff Alan Jones and the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard for their participation in Ellis' funeral service Feb. 22. The professionalism, honor and respect shown by each member was a blessing to us, which goes beyond words to express. Caldwell County has to be proud of these guys and the great job they do not only protecting us 24/7 but also for being a tremendous blessing for a member or former member of their own.

Also, I wish to personally express thanks and appreciation to Sheriff Jones, Maj. David Anderson and Sgt. John Austin for coming to our home and expressing kindness, compassion and being an uplifting blessing to each of us in our most difficult time. John, we greatly appreciate you sharing personal funny stories of your times on the job with Ellis, as only a fellow staff member and friend could do. Each of you will always be remembered by our family for the kindness shown. Thank you!

Lenoir and Lois Allen and family