Earl Allen

Georgia

ROSSVILLE Earl Vern Allen, 64, departed this life Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at his home.Vern served in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War and was an owner/operator truck driver for many years.His father, Lesley Vern Allen, preceded him in death. Survivors include his loving wife of 27 years, Mattie Faye Allen of Rossville; mother, Ina Jean Smith, of Amarillo, Texas; six stepchildren, Robert Sharp, of Ringgold, James Sharp, Donna Cross, Theresa Sharp, all of Rossville, Tammie Graham, Sheila Powell, both of Chickamauga; siblings, Roy Allen, Sue Coffee, both of Amarillo, Texas, Henry Allen, of South Carolina, Roxie Allen, Fort Worth, Texas; 13 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, July 29, 2011, in the chapel with Rev. Neal Powell officiating.Interment will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery.Family will receive friends after 4 p.m. today, and all day Thursday at the funeral home. Arrangements are by W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Oglethorpe.

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