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2018-2-5

David L. Allen, Jr.

David L. Allen, Jr., 74, of Emporia, passed away Saturday, February 3, 2018. He was the son of the late Fairy B. Allen Grizzard and David L. Allen, Sr. and was also preceded in death by a sister, Carrie R. Grizzard. David served honorably in the Virginia Army National Guard and retired from Georgia-Pacific. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn H. Allen; daughters, Lisa R. Allen and Staci A. Musselman and fiancé, William King; grandchildren, Victoria Auton (Mikeal), Tyler Wrenn, Brandon Wrenn and Ashley Musselman; great-grandchildren, Zoe Gayle and Zane Daniel Auton; sisters, Betty A. Baker and Joan A. Ligon; special nieces and nephews and numerous cousins. The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 6 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd., Jarratt, Virginia where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Harrell Family Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Greensville Volunteer Rescue Squad. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com.

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