The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 8, 2014

Obituaries — Saturday, March 8, 2014

Carlos Allen

On Wednesday, March 5th, 2014, Carlos Allen of Glen Daniel passed away at the Bowers Hospice House surrounded by his loving family. He was 79 years of age.

Born July 26th, 1934, he was the son of the late Jim and Leola Cook Allen. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Geneva Bailey and Geraldine Belcher; son, Michael Allen; and an infant daughter, Sandra Kay Allen.

Carlos was a member of the Local 7692 and worked 35 years in the coal industry in prep plants and operating heavy equipment. He was one of the organizers of the Trap Hill Fire Department and was a former fire chief.

Carlos loved life and enjoyed working with his equipment and helping others. He was a giver to all mankind.

Survivors include his loving and devoted wife, Libby Cook Allen; Three daughters, Debbie (Terry) Lester of Brenton, Mary Jo (Bobby Hamilton of Beckley, Michelle (Kevin) Holstein of Pine Branch; Son, Ronnie Allen of Beckley; A sister, Marie (Ralph) Woodby; Fifteen grandchildren, Shannon Haynes, Terri Morgan, Matt Lester, Travis Allen, Jamie Allen, Jessica Allen, Nicky Massey, Zachary Hedgecock, Joseph Hamilton, April Mitchem, Ronnie Allen, Amanda Massey, Joseph Allen, Treston Holstein, and Heaven Holstein; twelve great-grandchildren and one due in April; a very special great-niece, Ella Cook of East Bank; and a host of extended family and friends.

Funeral services will be Sunday, March 9th, at 1 p.m. at the Melton Mortuary Chapel. Pastors Ardeth Bailey and Dewey Lowe will be officiating. Carlos will be laid to rest in the Allen Cemetery at Bolt. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the mortuary and one hour prior to the services on Sunday. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

The family wishes to thank Hospice of Southern West Virginia and the staff of the Bowers Hospice House, Larry and Lucille Wright, and Tom Collins for their help, care and concerns.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Southern WV or the Bowers Hospice House, PO Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley, WV.

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