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Allen, Forrest - Oct 1955 - Trigg

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Allen, Forrest - Oct 1955 - Trigg

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Last Rites Held Sunday Burial in House Cemetery
Death came to General Forrest Allen of the Oak Grove community of the county Saturday morning Oct 1, at eight o'cock, after a short illness. The cause of his death was a heart attack. He was 67 years of age , the sone of the late George Allen and Mrs Mary Edmunds of Hopkinsville. He was born inTennessee, December 18, 1888. Mr. Allen was a member of the Holiness Church having been a Christian for 23 years.

On March 23, 19007 at the age of 17, he was united in marriage to Janette Johnson. There were nine children born to this union, all of whom survive. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Dennie, Bennie, Glen Allen, all of Trigg County; six daughters, Mrs Lester Burcham, Nashville, Mrs Ray McCoy, Danville, Illinois; Mrs Lilly Calhoun, Hopkinsville; Mrs Bud Allen, Mrs Howell Finley and Mrs Menon Adams, all of Trigg County.; Earl Calhoun, a grandson he reared. 25 other grandchildren; his mother, Mrs Mary Allen, Hopkinsville; two brothers, Finus Allen of Brownsville, Teenn and Flois Allen of Hopkinsville; two sisters, Lois Allen and Mrs Love Henderson both of Hopkinsille; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, one brother and two sisters.

Funeral services were at two o'clock Sunday afternoon at the South Road Holiness Church with the Rev Carl Jones officiating. Burial was made in the house graveyard near Linton with Campbell's Funeral home in charge.

Pallbearers were Howell Finley, Lester Burcham, Ray McCoy, Menon Adams, Silas Cathey and Bunny Bridges.

Flower girls were Mrs. Thomas Jasckson, Mrs Carl Cathey, Mrs Silas Cathey, Miss Magdalene Allen, Dorothy Calhoun, Mrs Marcus Finlay, Miss Coleene Parker, Miss Jo Parker, Mrs Estelle Hale, Mrs Nettie Allen, Miss Jean Alln and Miss Imogene Huddleston.

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