Macon County Chronicle

John Edward Allen, age 69

    John Edward Allen, age 69, passed away Thurs., Nov. 27, 2008, at the Macon County General Hospital. A Memorial service for John Edward Allen will be conducted Thurs., Dec. 4, 2008, from the Bethel Family Worship Center with Pastors, Billy Traughber and Sammy Allen officiating.

John Edward Allen was born on, Dec. 29, 1938, in Rossville, Ga. He was the son of the late Joseph Brown and Stella Ruth Bell Blair.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by; one son, Morris Steve Allen, step-father, Thomas Blair, great-granddaughter, Ashlyn Jordan Allen, brother, Joseph Brown Jr., and sister, Jo Ann Allen. On Aug. 12, 1962, he married the former Geneva Meeks, sharing forty-six years together, she survives. John was a veteran of the Air Force during the Korean War, he was self-employed as a chief, working in several states, and a furniture store owner in later years; he enjoyed collecting cars and restoring them. He was a member of the Bethel Family Worship Center. He leaves to mourn his passing; wife, Geneva Meeks Allen, son, John E Allen, JR., and daughter, Nikkie (Chad) Cherry all of Lafayette, Tenn., eleven grandchildren, Shawn (Tiffany) Allen of Altamont, Tenn., Jennifer (Bonito) Castroena of Smithville, Tenn., Sammy (Sonja) Allen of Coalmont, Tenn., Jeff (Nikki) Goodwin of Nashville, Tenn., Kim Pack of Smithville, Tenn., Kathy (DeWayne) Jacobs, Alabama, Davon (Melissa) McBee, Danielle (Nathan) Ryder, of Monteagle, Tenn., Courtney Allen, of Gruetli-Laager, Tenn., Aaron Cherry, Autumn Cherry of Lafayette, Tenn., brothers, Floyd (Glenda) Blair, Tommy (Libby) Blair, sister, Margaret Kennedy all of Chattanooga, Tenn., twenty two great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.