08/19/05 — MELVIN R. ALLEN

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Jan. 26, 1925-Aug. 18, 2005

PRINCETON -- Melvin R. Allen, 80, of 5645 Massey Holt Road, died Thursday evening at Johnston Memorial Hospital.

Homegoing services will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro. The Rev. James Corbett and the Rev. Dennis Pollock will officiate. A graveside service will be held on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Wayne Memorial Park.

Mr. Allen was born in Johnston County on January 26, 1925, to the late Charlie Handsome and Peggy Allen. He was the owner of Buckleberry Farms and a retired farmer and avid outdoorsman. He was a member of Riverside Free Will Baptist Church in Princeton where he was a former deacon, Sunday school teacher and Superintendent.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Naomi Adams Allen; three daughters, Faye Baumgartner and her husband, Frank, of Princeton, Barbara Willoughby of Princeton and Karen Hartley and her husband, Jesse, of Princeton; one brother, Gene Allen of Princeton; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a special friend, John Harris and his wife, Georgia; his caretaker, Iris Allen; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other special friends.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Allen was preceded in death by his son, David "Buck" Allen; two brothers, T.G. Allen and Charles Allen; and one sister, Inez Ingram.

The family will receive friends at Howell Funeral Home & Crematory following the service on Saturday, and other times at the residence.

Although flowers are welcome, memorial contributions may be directed to Riverside Free Will Baptist Church, P.O. Box 23, Goldsboro, N.C., 27533.

Online condolences may be sent to howellfh@earthlink.net.


Published in Obituaries on August 19, 2005 2:08 PM