Clifford L. Allen

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Ocala - Clifford Allen longtime professional Guidance Counselor for Marion County Public Schools at Howard Middle School passes on July 5, 2009. He served his country as an Army sergeant during World War II. Clifford Allen attended Florida Memorial College, later graduating from Bethune-Cookman College. For many years he operated several businesses, including Allen's Grocery, Allen's Septic Tank Service and Al's Restaurant along with his wife La Rena. He was married to the late La Rena Crompton Allen for more than 66 years. To this marriage were born Sonia (Earl, deceased), Dian (Tony) and Wanda (Edwin). Following the death of his sister-in-law, Antoinette Owen, both Clifford and La Rena became the legal guardians of her children: Albee, Rodney and Adrian Owen. Clifford Allen is also father to twins Jack and Rhoda Miller and Howard Taylor. He is survived by the above stated children, Sisters Dorothy (deceased) Maxine Mitchell and Theresa Burton and Brothers Ernest (deceased) Arnett, Abe and Morris Allen. He also leaves many grandchildren, great-grand-children, nieces' nephews, cousins and friends, and community associates. Services are scheduled for Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 11:00 at Mt. Zion AME Church, located 623 South Magnolia Avenue, Ocala, Florida. Cunningham Funeral Home of Ocala, Florida is assisting with the services.
Published in Ocala Star-Banner from July 16 to July 17, 2009
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