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Manuel Evans Allen
Manuel Evans Allen, 87, of Sherwood, was born in Cambridge, Mass., on Dec. 17, 1922, and died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010. His parents were William and Adeline Perry Evans. His adoptive parents were James and Nora Allen. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in northern France with Battery A, 871st Field Artillery Battalion, 66th Division. He joined the Arkansas Air National Guard in 1957, and was a member of the 189th Combat Support Squadron, retiring in 1982 as a master sergeant. He was also retired from the VA Hospital in Little Rock. Manuel was a member, for more than 40 years, of Sylvan Hills First Baptist Church in Sherwood.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Bertha Hutchins Allen; son Robert Allen and wife, Sueko, of La Luz; daughter Sharon Kingsella and husband, Dave, of Clackamas, Ore.; six grandsons, David Kingsella, Blake Allen, Robert Allen, Joel Allen, Michael Kingsella, and Bobby Allen; four great-grandsons, Ryan Kingsella, Chris Allen, Julian Allen and Tyler Allen; and four great-granddaughters, Andrea Allen, Amanda Allen, Kaitlyn Kingsella and Kayla Allen.
Memorials may be made to The Alzheimer's Research Foundation, Fisher Center.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, at North Little Rock Funeral Home chapel. Burial was in the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery, where he was laid to rest with full military honors. Visitation was Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, at North Little Rock Funeral Home, 1921 Main, (501) 758-1170. Online obituary and guest register are at www.nlrfh.com.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Sept. 21 to Oct. 21, 2010
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