Monday, July 20, 2009

Thurman Mackall Allen Obituary

Thurman Mackall Allen
Died Oct. 6, 2003

EAST LIVERPOOL – Thurman Mackall Allen, 87, of McCoy Avenue, died at 8:15 a.m. Monday, Oct. 6, 2003, at home.
Born in New Matamoras, Ohio, Sept 2, 1916, son of the late David emery and Sabina Moore Allen, he was a member of the East Liverpool High School Class of 1934.
A member of the First Church of the Nazarene in East Liverpool, where he was named Father of the Year and was a member of the Emmanuel Quartet and choir, he also served on the board of trustees. Additionally, he served as Sunday school superintendent and taught the home builders Sunday School Class.
Having served in the Pacific with the U.S. Army during World War II, he was employed at the former Smith & Phillips Furniture Co. for 47 years, retiring as vice president and general manager in 1981.
He played for the Irishtown Baseball team, as well as in YMCA basketball and volleyball leagues and coached Pony League baseball. An avid golfer, he played until age 84. he also was a member of the East Liverpool high School Alumni Association and attended its Olde Guard luncheon where he was crowned King at one time.
His wife, Fern Davis Allen, whom he married sept. 18, 1936, survives at home.
Two daughters, Sherrell Johnston of Oldsmar, Fla., and Mrs. James(Carolyn),Nicholson of East Liverpool, survive along with four sons, Bernie K. Allen and his wife Sharon of Carmel, Ind., Thurman E. Allen and his wife Judy of Dayton, Ron G. Allen of San Diego, Calif., and Dean M. Allen and his wife Becky of East Liverpool.
There are 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
A sister, Opal Yeckel of Rochester, N.Y., and a brother, Robert G. Allen of East Liverpool, also survive.
Five sisters, Hazel Silverthorn, Edna Marshall, Mabel Wagner, Evelyn Six and Mary Kapp, and a brother, Carl Allen, preceded him in death.
Friends may call Thursday at the Dawson Funeral Home, where the family will be present from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
The Rev. Larry Hall will conduct services at 1:30 p.m. Friday at eh Funeral home.
Burial will be in Columbian County Memorial Park.
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