2017-09-13 / Obituaries

Jack Allen

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Blacksburg, S.C. — Jack Shuford Allen, 90, formerly of 1677 N. Mountain Street, passed away Monday, September 11, 2017 at Magnolias of Gaffney.

Born in Shelby, N.C., he was the husband of Janie Lucille Bolin Allen and son of the late Baxter Lee Allen and Pearl Shuford Allen. Jack was a retired farmer, and he and Janie had been married for 68 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran and member of New Hope Baptist Church in Earl, N.C.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Judy Wright and husband, Harold, of Blacksburg; a son, Scott Allen and wife, Sherri, of Blacksburg; a brother, Bob Allen and wife, Shirley, of McConnells, S.C.; six grandchildren: Susan Spencer and husband, Craig; Stacy Wright; David Wright and wife, Andrea; Maggie Ouztes and husband Gene; Brittany Queen-Allen; and Alicia Hair and husband, Latrell; and seven greatgrandchildren. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Lawrence Allen and Joe Allen.

The family would like to thank the Memory Care staff at Magnolias of Gaffney for the loving care they gave Jack. The family also thanks Hospice Compassus for the compassionate and supportive care their nurses provided.

The family will receive friends from 2 until 3 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at New Hope Baptist Church in Earl, N.C. Funeral services will immediately follow at 3 p.m. at the Church with Rev. Russ Bradley and Rev. Broadus Heatherly officiating. Interment will be in the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Hospice Compassus, 212 E. Floyd Baker Boulevard, Gaffney, SC 29340.

The family will be at the residence, 1677 N. Mountain Street, Blacksburg.

An online guest register is available at www.blakelyfuneralhome.com.

Blakely Funeral Home & Crematory, Gaffney, S.C.

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