ALEXANDRIA -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 9 at the Avant Funeral Home for Mr. Allen, 53, of DeKalb County.
Born and raised in Lebanon, Mr. Allen died Saturday afternoon, Sept. 5, 2009 at Nashville’s Vanderbilt University Medical Center following a one-car traffic accident in Wilson County.
Born October 16, 1953 in Lebanon, he was the son of the late Clara Dale Hall Allen and John William Allen. He was retired from TVA after 30 years as manager of safety and surplus equipment, was a graduate of Lebanon High School and a member of First Baptist Church, Lebanon.
The family will receive friends at Avant Funeral Home Tuesday between the hours of 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the funeral.
Services will be conducted by Brother Elmer Lee Ellis, Jr. and Brother Mike Clayborn. Burial will follow at the Hillview Memorial Cemetery in Alexandria.
Survivors include: his wife of 18 years Charissee Clayborn Allen and children John Schuylar Allen and Taylor Charissee Allen -- both of Alexandria, Josh Baker of Nashville and Jessie of Clarksdale, AZ.
Also surviving is granddaughter Cheyenne Bradshaw of Clarksdale, AZ, brothers Butch Allen and Brownie (Kay) Hall -- all of Lebanon; nieces Tara Grissim and Whitney Hall; great nieces Joei Barry and Lana Kate Grissim; mother-in-law Mildred Clayborn of Alexandria.
Avant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
By DONOVAN STEWART
The start of the 2009 district season saw some good individual performances, exciting endings and all around good games.
Ensworth Bullies MBA - The new kids on the block showed MBA how to run the football pushing the Big Red around as Orleans Darkwa ran for 342 yards and scored five touchdowns in a 50-21 Ensworth win.
The Tigers scored early and often and led 28-7 at the half and Darkwa was dominant as he had huge holes all night. Ensworth broke the Big Red’s 15-game home winning streak.
White Station whips Whitehaven - A week after surviving vs. Ridgeway, the Spartans made some major adjustments to beat district 16-AAA rival Whitehaven 33-13. White Station, still undefeated at 3-0, got three touchdown passes by quarterback Anthony Hayes and two scores by Julian Burton -- one at wide receiver, the other on a 60 yard fumble return that staked the Spartans to a 20-7 lead at the half.4.Baylor 3-0 NR