Age: 68 Address: PensacolaCommunity Date of Death: Friday, March 22, 2013 Arrangements: Yancey Funeral Services
Details: James Robert Allen, age 68, of the Pensacola Community, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 1st, 2013 at his home. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late C.C. and Lizzie Allen and the husband of Pearlie Mae Biggs Allen, who passed away in 1989. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Jack Allen and a sister-in-law, Sue Allen. He loved to bear hunt, was a fisherman, a storyteller, but was mostly known for his kindness and helping others.
Surviving are special friend, Amanda Riddle of the Cattail Community; daughters: Brenda Harris and husband, Joe, of Blue Rock, Sharon Honeycutt and husband, Jerry, of Burnsville, Beth Duncan and husband, Joe, of Pensacola and Jessica Silvers and friend, Bobby Edwards, of Burnsville; son, Garland Allen and friend, Kathy Riddle, of Spruce Pine; sister, Nina Griffin and husband, Henry, of Pensacola; brothers: Gerald Allen, Edward Allen, John Allen and wife, Sheila, all of Pensacola and Floyd Allen of Charlotte; one sister-in-law, Goldie Allen of Hendersonville; grandchildren: Jonathan Duncan, Ben Harris, Brandy Duncan, Jimmy Silvers, Elizabeth Silvers, Dylan Duncan and Tamara Silvers.
Funeral Services will be held at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 4th in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday in the Allen Family Cemetery on Pensacola.
The family would like to say a special thank you to Nurse Cassie Renfro and the staff of Hospice of Yancey County for the wonderful care given to James during his sickness and ask that memorial donations may be made to them at 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714. To send an online condolence please visit the website at www.yanceyfuneralservice.com.