Gerald J. Allen

Age: 63
Address: Burnsville, North Carolina
Date of Death: Monday, February 10, 2014
Arrangements: Yancey Funeral Service

Details: Gerald J. Allen of Burnsville went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 10th at his home.  A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Carnal and Lizzie Allen.  He was also preceded in death by brothers: Jack and James Allen.
     Surviving is his dear and faithful friend, Pat Young of Spruce Pine; daughters: Jennifer Kologiski of Spruce Pine and Alicia Allen of Marion; son, Nathan Allen of Marion; sister, Nina Griffin and husband, Henry, of Burnsville; brothers: Floyd Allen of Charlotte, John Allen and wife, Sheila, of Burnsville and Edward Allen of Burnsville; three grandchildren: Isabella Allen, Johnny Kologiski and Kavan Tate.  A host of nieces and nephews also survive.
     Gerald loved his family dearly but most of all he loved the Lord.  He was a musician, considered by most to be the best harmonica player in the country.  He played with the “Hit and Miss Band” for many years and other bands as well.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 15th in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services.  Rev. Brian Blankenship and Rev. Ray Strickland will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Allen Family Cemetery.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.
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