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Benjamin P. Allen, age 30 of Jackson, passed away Monday at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 1st, 2011 at 2 p.m., at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, with Dr. John Bonson and Dr. Barry Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens.
Ben was born on September 15th, 1980 to Mr. John H. Allen and Katharine Roberg Allen. He was an Electrician, and worked for John H. Allen Company. He was a devoted son, brother, and father to his two daughters, Lilly Katharine Allen and Anniston Judith Allen. Ben graduated from the University School of Jackson, playing four years of varsity baseball. He continued his education at Murray State University and Jackson State Community College, graduating with an Associate's Degree in Business Administration.
Other than his parents and his two daughters, he is survived by two brothers, John "Nick" Allen (Melanie) and Joshua David Allen (Celia), both of Jackson, and one grandmother, Mrs. Genevieve L. Roberg.
He was preceded in death by three grandparents, John A. Roberg, George N. Allen and Larue Allen.
A visitation with the family will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2011 from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m., in the North Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons, (731) 427-5555; www.georgeasmithandsons.com
Published in The Jackson Sun on Mar. 31, 2011