Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. on Friday, December 20, 2013, at Byas Funeral Home in Ruleville. Visitation will also be from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, December 21, 2013, at William Chapel Church in Ruleville.
Funeral services will be Saturday, December 21, 2013, at 11 a.m. at William Chapel Church in Ruleville with Dr. Dorothy Shaw officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery in Ruleville under the direction of Byas Funeral Home.
He is survived by wife Arutha Allen of Madison, Wis., son Byron Allen of Los Angeles; daughters Sheila Allen and Donya Sampou, both of Madison, Wis.; brothers J.C. Allen of Los Angeles, Arthur Allen of Moreno Valley, Tom Allen of Madison, Leroy Allen of Columbus, Ga., James Allen of Compton, Calif.; sisters Jessie Crenshaw, Ida P. White, Ella Allen, and Glenda Faye Hobbs all of Dallas, Texas, Dorothy Shaw of Clarksdale; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.