Gene R. Allen

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

GENE R. ALLEN formerly of Berryville, as born on March 15, 1934, to Jewel Richard and Iris (Smith) Allen. Mr. Allen died July 10, 2007, in Hereford, Texas, at the age of 73.

Gene was a 1952 graduate of Berryville High School and was manager of Holly Sugar Division for more than 40 years in Texas. He attended the Bible Baptist Church in Hereford, Texas, and was affiliated with the Masonic Lodge #62 AF and AM and the Elks Lodge.

Mr. Allen is survived by one daughter, Michele, her husband Robert Mathern and one grandson, Seth Mathern of Riverton, Wyoming; one granddaughter, Delayne Renner and one great-granddaughter, Kyndall Renner of Worland, Wyoming; one sister, Janet and her husband Cecil Rogers of Green Forest;, one nephew, Allen and his wife Marci Rogers of Berryville; one great-nephew, Benjamin Rogers of Berryville; one niece, Sheila Ogier and her family of Alpena; and a host of other relatives and friends.

On June 7, 1955, he was united in marriage with Shirley Ann Pettit who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his parents, and one son, Michael Allen.

Funeral services were held at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel in Berryville on Saturday, July 14, 2007, with Rev. Mark Bryant officiating. Interment followed in the Berryville Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service.

Memorial donations may be made to the Gideon s or a charity of one s choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral. com.