James "Chick" Allison
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James Henry "Chick" Allison, 74, of Tallahassee departed this life on Sunday, December 29, 2013.Funeral services are 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church, with burial in Southside Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5-7 p.m. at Gethsemane. TILLMAN OF TALLAHASSEE 850-942-1950 is serving the family. Retired after 21 years of service as a painter for FAMU, "Chick" was one of the University's most ardent supporters, attending all home and most away football games.A true Rattler, he was regarded as everybody's friend. Survivors include: his former wife, friend and mother of his children, Alma R. Allison; daughters, Alicia (Anthony) Stephen and Ashleigh Allison; son, James (Kannika) Allison, Jr.; sisters, Earline (Alton ) Farmer, Mary Alice Allen and Mable (Reverend Willie) Webster; brothers, Frank (Betty), Willie (Evelyn), Howard and Larry Allison; five grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.His parents, Henry Lee and Essie V. Allison and his siblings, Barbara Rivers and Lenorris N. Allison all predeceased him.
Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Jan. 2, 2014