WILLIAMSBURG - Drue William Allen, born Jan. 13, 1953, in Texarkana, Ark., died March 14, 2008.
He is survived by his mother, Geneva Allen of Hot Springs, Ark.; two sisters, Bobbie Holiman of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Sharon Gray of Springfield, Mo.; and one brother, Rick Allen of Dallas, Texas. Drue was also a loving uncle to 10 nieces and nephews.
Drue, a military Vietnam veteran, was known as a local prominent business owner and served on the Board of Directors of Safehaven. He touched the lives of many and will be remembered as a giving person with a huge heart for others. Drue was considered the caregiver of his entire family and will be greatly missed.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, at Lee Hall Baptist Church, 17531 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23603. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Road, Williamsburg, Va. An additional memorial and graveside service will be held in Arkadelphia, Ark., for additional family and friends later in the week.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Safehaven, a shelter for abused and neglected children.