John Allen, 86 / April 24, 1924 — Oct. 18, 2010

Published 3:36 am Friday, October 22, 2010

John Lee Allen, 86, of Niles, died at 7:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, 2010 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph of natural causes.

He was born April 24, 1924 in Amite County, Miss. He had lived in the Niles area since 1969.

John was a saw mill technician and a member of Spiritual Vision Church of God in Christ in Niles.

He married Eula Mae Allen on Nov. 25, 1944 in Liberty, Miss. She preceded him in death June 15, 1997.

John was also preceded in death by his parents, Jessie and Georgia (Morton) Allen, and a daughter, Camel Lee Allen, on June 7, 2008.

John is survived by his sons, Charles (Geneva) Allen, Johnnie (Regina) Allen, JL Allen, Willie (Mary) Allen, Leroy Carl Allen and Ronnie (April) Allen; daughters, Georgia Mae Allen, Jessie Mae Allen, Jeanette (Rochell) Foster and Ola Mae Rose; brothers, Jack Allen of Amite County, Miss. and Bennie Allen of Amite County, Miss.; 40 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and special friends, Mrs. Heron, Ms. Rosetta Lowery and Mr. Jack.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 25, 2010 at Spiritual Vision Church of God in Christ, Niles, with Pastor Elijah Thompson III of the church officiating.

Burial will be at Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles.

Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 25 at the church.