Cayce: James Preston Allen, 75, died Sunday, December 31, 2006. Born in Columbia, SC, he was the son of the late Thomas and Mary Allen. He was a lifelong area resident and a veteran of the United States Air Force. He retired from the City of Cayce Sanitation Department after many years of service.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at Thompson Funeral Home of West Columbia. He was a loving husband, father, step-father, brother, nephew, father-in-law, grandfather, and great grandfather. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Hazel M. Allen of Cayce; is his daughter, Barbara A. Bodenheimer of Manning, her children, Dee Hardy and Britt Scott; sons and daughters-in-law, Donny and Debbie Allen of Sumter; Richie and Marie Allen of West Columbia, their daughter, Niki Allen; step-daughters, Ann Guy, her husband, Gary, Jan Trammel, her husband, Warren, Tammy Shealy and her husband, Dwight, all of Newberry; step-sons, Ken Cannon, and wife, Cindy, of Missouri; Phillip Cannon, his wife, Claire of Newberry; sister Elaine Weed of Irmo; brothers, Cary Allen of Ballentine; David Allen of Irmo; Norris Allen of Sumter; his aunt, Nezzie Jenkins of Ridgeville; eleven grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren