Thomas Lee Allen

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LAURINBURG — Thomas Lee "Tom" Allen, 89, passed away on Oct. 8, 2015.

Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church. Burial with military honors will follow in Hillside Memorial Park.

He is survived by his wife Aline Smith Allen, his daughters Donna A. Harden (Mike) of Graham and Amy A. Dameron (Marcus) of Raleigh, his brother Quinton Allen (Lucille) of Montgomery, Alabama, his sisters Mary "Yank" Milligan of Lubbock, Texas and Jean Crouch of Rockingham, his grandchildren Chris Allen (Denise) of Bennettsville, South Carolina, Brett Harden (Ashley) of Fayetteville, Lance Harden of Graham, and Marcus Dameron and Addison Dameron of Raleigh, and his great-grandchildren Carly Allen, Faith Harden, and Memphis Harden. He was preceded in death by his son Tommy Allen.

Born on Jan. 23, 1926 in Richmond County, he was a son of the late Benjamin Franklin and Mary Elizabeth "Molly" Patterson Allen. Tom served in the European/African/Middle Eastern theater during World War II with the U.S. Army. After the war he served as a Hoover distributor/salesman in Charlotte and later owned and operated Allen's Stop & Shop in McColl. After his retirement Tom worked at Ine's Lodge/Cypress Creek Golf Course. He was also active in the Laurinburg Kiwanis Club and Gideon's International.

Visitation will be from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Sunday at the First Baptist Church.

Memorials are requested for First Baptist Church, PO Box 883, Laurinburg, NC 28353 or Hospice, PO Box 1103, Laurinburg, NC 28353.

McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium is serving the family.

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McDougald Funeral Home & Crematorium
305 East Church Street
Laurinburg, NC 28353
(910) 276-2200
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Published in Laurinburg Exchange from Oct. 9 to Oct. 10, 2015
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