James M. Allen Rites
Saturday -- hand written Feb. 9, 1967
James Malcolm Allen, 80, retired grocery merchant of Pinson,
died at 11:50 p.m. Thursday in the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital where
he had been a patient for the past five days.
Mr. Allen was born in Hardin County on Feb. 8, 1887. His
parents were the late M. J. and Adeline Storey Allen.
For several years he
continued to make his home in Hardin County and in 1910 was married to Miss
Mattie Ethel Swift. He had also
made his home in Missouri and Arkansas. While
living at Truman, Ark., he was an employee of the Singer Sewing Machine Co.
In 1945 he moved to Pinson where he operated a grocery store until his
retirement in 1962. His wife
preceded him in death on Dec. 9, 1952.
Mr. Allen was one of the organizers and a charter member of
the Pinson Church of Christ.
He is survived by two sons, Howard Allen of Folsom, La., and
James Allen of Memphis; two daughters, Mrs. James Leo Watson of Pinson, and Mrs.
Floyd Tanner of Louisville, Ky.; one sister, Mrs. Ollie White
of Bath Springs; four grandchildren and two great - grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of
Lanier Funeral Home with C. P. Smith officiating. Burial will be in Big Springs Cemetery near Pinson.
Pallbearers will be W. C. Weaver, Jeff Cochran, Joe Tedford,
Joe Newton, Sam Daniels, and Jimmy D. Smith.
The body will be at the funeral home.