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Luther Gorman "Pug" Allen
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Birth: Feb. 1, 1901
Nelson County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jun. 8, 1986
Stuarts Draft
Augusta County
Virginia, USA

Luther G. Allen

STUARTS DRAFT - Luther Gorman "Pug" Allen, 85, of Route 1, Stuarts Draft, died at 9:45 a.m. Sunday (June 8, 1986) in his residence.

He was born Feb. 1, 1901, in Nelson County, a son of Andrew J. Allen and Jenny (Hamilton) Allen. He spent his life in Nelson, Bedford and Augusta counties, where he engaged in farming, timber and real estate.

He was a life-long member of Mt. Paran Baptist Church.

Pug was known for his traditional Appalachia folk-style music. He had participated in folk music seminars including a nationally known seminar held in Piney Woods, Mass. He also appeared on the cover of "Appalachia, The Old Tradition Blue Ridge Mountain Music from Virginia and North Carolina, Volume II." This album was produced and recorded in England by Mike Yates. He was also well known in the state blue grass circles. He appeared on various television and radio programs. Some of his music is preserved in the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Mrs. Mattie (Hatter) Allen; three daughters, Mrs. Agnes (Allen) Coffey of Staunton, Mrs. Irene (Allen) Tatro of Mt. Crawford and Mrs. Hazel (Allen) Mann of Staunton; three sons, Gorman L. Allen and George H. Allen, both of Stuarts Draft, and James E. Allen of Waynesboro; one sister, Mrs. Hattie (Allen) Grant of Greenville; a half sister, Lucille Allen of Houston, Texas; 14 grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Gertrude Marie Allen, and one son, Buddy Ross Allen.

A service will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Stuarts Draft chapel of Etter Funeral Home by the Rev. Judson D. Baldwin. Burial will follow in Calvary United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Glen Allen, Dave Thomas, Butch Allen, Dale Allen, Everett Allen and Manley Allen.

Honorary pallbearers will be Don Taylor, Sonny Taylor, Ed Weaver, Earl Fitzgerald, Dr. Dennis Hatter and his grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 8:30 tonight in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Stuarts Draft Rescue Squad.

Source of newspaper: unknown; copy provided by JEM and LNM 
Family links: 
  Andrew Jackson Allen (1867 - 1937)
  Lucy Jane Hamilton Allen (1870 - 1916)
  Mattie Edna Hatter Allen (1896 - 1994)*
  Gorman Lester Allen (1922 - 2011)*
  Gertrude Marie Allen (1924 - 1928)*
  Irene Virginia Allen Tatro (1925 - 2007)*
  James Edward Allen (1932 - 2014)*
  Hazel Christian Allen Mann (1934 - 2005)*
  Buddy Ross Allen (1943 - 1976)*
  Estella W Allen Snead (1887 - 1962)*
  Frank Leslie Allen (1890 - 1953)*
  Bessie L. Allen Zirkle (1892 - 1977)*
  Eugene Montgomery Allen (1895 - 1952)*
  Carrie L Allen (1896 - ____)*
  Annette Belle Allen Ramsey (1899 - 1977)*
  Luther Gorman Allen (1901 - 1986)
  Lena M Allen (1903 - 1912)*
  Lottie P Allen (1905 - 1916)*
  Claud W. Allen (1910 - 1925)*
  Hattie Agnes Allen Grant (1915 - 2002)*
  John Wesley Allen (1922 - 1924)**
*Calculated relationship
Calvary United Methodist Church Cemetery
Stuarts Draft
Augusta County
Virginia, USA
Created by: Larry Nolen
Record added: Apr 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51213840
Luther Gorman Pug Allen
Added by: Larry Nolen
Luther Gorman Pug Allen
Added by: Larry Nolen
Luther Gorman Pug Allen
Added by: Larry Nolen
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Luther Gorman Allen May GOD Bless you and all which do and/or the ones which may come here to pay tribute and view ! Yes as you so have blessed us and all these UNITED STATES of North America ! Thank you for your being and your service!
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie, Historian
 Added: Jan. 3, 2015

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