The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 3, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013

John ‘Harry’ Allen

PETERSTOWN — John “Harry” Allen, 94 years, 11 months and 10 days, of Peterstown, passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2013, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Va.

Born in Monroe County on October 20, 1918, he was a son of the late Lee H. and Lura Wills Allen.

Harry was a member of the CCC’s and a member of the Lindside United Methodist Church and was a Mason. Mr. Allen was a farmer, merchant, contractor and a avid fisherman, he had spent his entire life in Monroe County. He was married to the late Christine Dillow Allen for 53 years.

He was preceded in death one son John David Allen; four brothers, Cliffton, Timmy, Eugene and Woodrow Allen; three sisters, Rena Humphrey, Geraldine Shires and Thelma Pennington.

He is survived by two sons Robert Lee and wife Marjorie Allen and Roger Lee and wife Judy Allen, all of Lindside; four grandchildren David T. Allen of Fredericksburg, Va., Brian K. and wife Sharon Allen of Alderson, Terah Allen Horootunian and husband Christopher of Plymouth, Mass. and LaChrista Allen Campbell and husband Robert of Floyd, Va.; three great grandchildren Connor Allen, Angelina Harootunian and Gianna Harootunian, one sister Betty Allen Mutter and husband Cunningham of Oakwood, Va. and sister-in-law Frances Lane Allen of Peterstown, and many nieces and nephews

Funeral services will be held Friday, October 4, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Lindside United Methodist Church with Rev. Brent Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Sunrise Memorial Gardens in Lindside.

Friends may call Thursday October 3, 2013, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Wickline Funeral Home in Lindside.

Herbert Shires, Samuel Shires, Tom Shires, Charlie Shires, Richard Allen, and Kermit Morgan will serve as pallbearers. Harry David Humphrey Jr., James Allen, Kenneth Allen, Rusty Blankenship, Richard Thomas, Bob Wickline, Danny Booth, Tommy Booth and Allen Spangler will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Online condolences may be made at

In lieu of flowers the family request memorial donations be made to the Lindside United Methodist Church,PO Box 151, Lindside, WV 24951 or the Glen Lyn Church of Christ at 300 Houston Lane, Glen Lyn, VA 24093.

Funeral arrangements by Wickline Funeral Home of Lindside.

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