Daniel Lee Allen(1929-2011)

Daniel Lee Allen, 81, of Inglis, FL, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at 7 Rivers hospital in Crystal River. Born in Inglis Dec. 19, 1929, he was the son of the late Dewey D. Allen, former Mayor of Inglis, and Vivian Allen, longtime Post Master of Inglis. He was an award-winning News Correspondent with 16 years of service with AFN Europe, an Emmy Award-winning Writer/Producer for WWBM-TV and WLS-TV in Chicago and WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C. Dan served in the U.S. Air Force as a Pilot, and was a graduate of the University of Florida.
He is survived by his sisters, Dorothy L. Allen and Sherry E. Douglas, both of Kernersville, NC; niece, Patricia Canady of Myrtle Beach, SC; and longtime companion, Gunter Mewes of Inglis.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, at Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs. Friends will be received from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11 at the Funeral Home. The burial will be private at Hickory Island Cemetery.

Published in Citrus County Chronicle from Jan. 9 to Jan. 12, 2011