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Welton D. Allen, 78, of Greenville died Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, at Hunt Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Dillon Lee officiating. Interment will be in Center Point Cemetery in Fannin County.
Visitation will be 12 noon until service time Monday.
Mr. Allen was born in Greenville, Miss. on Aug. 22, 1938. He was the son of Barney Allen and Bessie Taylor Allen. He married Wanda Joyce Montgomery on Aug. 6, 1981, in Greenville, Texas.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from Wing Industries and Walmart. Mr. Allen was a longtime member of Westview United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Allen of Dallas; son, David Allen of Caddo Mills; step-daughter, Glenna Reames and husband Ray of Lancaster; brother, James W. Kirkley and wife, Shirley of Pleasant View, Tenn.; sister, Vivian Adams and husband, Don of Memphis, Tenn.; granddaughter, Christian Marie Allen; great-granddaughter, Natalie Faith Allen; stepgranddaughter, Delena Sample and husband, Randy; stepgreat-grandson, Lucas Ray Sample.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Alton Ray Kirkley and Dewey Kirkley; and stepsons, Danny J. Montgomery and Terry Allen Montgomery.
Published on August 21, 2017
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