BLACK MOUNTAIN – The Reverend Dolphus Jerome Allen Jr., 83, of 47 Laurel Lane, Black Mountain, N.C. departed peacefully from his earthly home to his heavenly home on March 4, 2014. He was born on August 21, 1930, to Dolphus J. Allen Sr. and Myrtle White Allen who preceded him in death along with a baby sister Dorothy, and his brother, Robert "Slim Short" Allen. He is survived by his children, John Allen of Charlotte, Todd Allen (Susan) of Zebulon and Susan Donnelly (Tom) of Black Mountain; nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; his sisters, Carolyn (W.T.) Heath of Oviedo, Fla., and Weenonah (Frank) Turner of Kinston. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at 902 Church, located at Northwest Christian Church in Kinston. Sign the guest book at Kinston.com. (Paid obituary)
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Published in Free Press from Mar. 18 to Mar. 21, 2014