Posted: Monday, April 12, 2010 3:53 pm
The Messenger, April 12, 2010
Thomas H. Allen, 96, of Fulton died April 8, 2010, at Sherwood Manor in Baton Rouge, La.
Services were set for 10 a.m. today at Hornbeak Funeral Home in Fulton, with the Rev. Bill Tate officiating. Burial was to follow there in Greenlea Cemetery.
The family requests that memorials be made to Fulton First United Methodist Church, 200 Carr St., Fulton, KY 42041; or Railroad Museum, in care of James Cruce, 4381 Highway 45 East, South Fulton, TN 38257.
He was born Sept. 15, 1913, in Fulton, son of the late Thomas L. and Mary (Thompson) Allen. He was the widower of Florence (Counce) Allen and was a 1930 graduate of Fulton High School. He attended the University of Kentucky and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He had been a conductor for the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad for 40 years and was a member of American Legion Post 72 and of Fulton First United Methodist Church and Stage Sunday School Class.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Charles M. and Mary Allen of Puryear; his daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Eugene Dunavant of Baton Rouge; three grandchildren, Jeffrey M. Allen of Puryear, Ambre and Louise DeVirgilio of Long Island, N.Y., and Chris Dunavant of Baton Rouge; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret (Allen) Johnson and Mary Zou Allen; and two brothers, Charles E. Allen and Jack T. Allen.
Online tributes may be left at www.hornbeakfuneralchapel.com.