NEWPORT NEWS - Walter F. Allen, 81, went to eternal sleep on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002. He is survived by two sons, Walter Allen Jr. and Walter Mabry; one daughter, Telatha Thomas; two grandchildren, James and Kevin Jr.; many nieces, nephews and cousins. A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Walters Temple A.M.E. Zion Church, 1408 Marshall Ave., Newport News. Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery. Viewing will be from 1 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home and two hours prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Arrangements are by O.H. Smith & Son Funeral Home.