SHUQUALAK — Richard Allen, 88, died Feb. 5, 2020, at his residence. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, at Ivy Grove Baptist Church of Shuqualak, with Conston Scott officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation is from 1-5 p.m. today, at Lee-Sykes Funeral Home of Macon. Lee-Sykes Funeral Home of Macon is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Allen was born Jan. 26, 1932, in Memphis, Tennessee, to the late RichardAllen Sr. and Ida Mae Thomas. He was formerly employed as an engineer for Cook County Highway Department and a member of Antioch Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents; and sister. He is survived by his wife, Arlean Allen; children, Denise Binns, Jesse Ruffin, Alesia Coe, Richard III and Starling Pierre Allen; siblings, Shirley and Raymond Cotton; and seven grandchildren.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on February 14, 2020
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