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Lee Allen
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Birth: May 29, 1922
Death: Jan. 5, 2011

Lee Allen of Benton, age 88 died January 5, 2011. He was born to Ed Allen and Emma Tinkle Allen on May 29, 1922. He was a member of Kentucky Missionary Baptist Church, was a World War II Veteran, and a member of THEOS. He married Mildred Singleton in 1943. Their children were Gloria Rushing, Bobby Allen and Johnny Allen. The family moved to California in 1948. In 1977, Lee retired from Familian Pipe & Supply in Van Nuys, California, and moved back to Arkansas to the same place where he was born in Kentucky Township.

Preceding him in death besides his parents were his wife, Mildred; his sons, Bobby Allen and Johnny Allen; his brothers, Kelly Allen and Clarence "Bud" Allen; and his sister, Sada "Sis" Allen Quimby.

Surviving are his daughter, Gloria Rushing and her husband, Ed of Oroville, Washington; three grandchildren, Mark Rushing of Albany, Oregon, Ben Rushing of Selah, Washington, and Cathy Rushing Robinson of Lewiston, Idaho; five great-grandchildren, Kayla Rushing, Zachary Rushing, Richard Berry, Michael Berry and Wesley Rushing.

He was "Paw" to Philip Durbin and "Paw Paw" to Shelby Durbin and Montana Durbin. He was best friend to Shirley Gregory.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, January 8, 2011, at the funeral home with Bro. Dennis McClintic officiating. Interment will follow at McPherson Cemetery on Salt Creek Road in Benton. (from Roller-Ballard Funeral Home online obituary)


From My Country Called by Arnold Wright: Lee Allen, son of George Edward and Emma Tinkle Allen, was born in Benton, Arkansas, on May 29, 1922. He was educated in the Benton schools, afterwards working for Alcoa in Bauxite. "I went into the Army on October 19, 1942, and was sent to Camp Maxey, Texas, for basic training. After almost two years, I was sent overseas on September 12, 1944. At this time I was attached to the 102nd infantry Division, 927th Field Artillery Service Battery. James Albert Chenault and J. W. Chastain, two men from Saline County, were with my unit. We left the states with 5600 men and landed in France. During the war we went through France, into Belgium, Holland and Germany. While in France I saw my brother-in-law, G. T. Singleton. I was awarded two Bronze Stars during my tour. When the war ended, I served with the Occupational Forces. When the points system came out, I had enough points and was sent back to the states. I received my discharge at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, on October 19, 1945. I married Mildred Singleton and we had three children, Gloria, Bobby and Johnny. In 1948, we moved to California and stayed there until I retired in 1977. We moved back to Benton where we are living at this time." 
Family links: 
  George Edward Allen (1891 - 1980)
  Sarah L. Tinkle Allen (1894 - 1966)
  Mildred G Singleton Allen (1921 - 1993)
McPherson Cemetery
Saline County
Arkansas, USA
Created by: P. V. Hays
Record added: Jan 07, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 63842555
Lee Allen
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 Added: Jan. 7, 2011

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