|John Ernest Allen, son of the late Rev. and Mrs. Oscar Allen of Lecompte, husband of Mrs. Beatrice Quinney Allen, and father of two sons, John Jr. and Arthur Allen, died Sunday, September 29, 1974, at 5:05 p.m.
Rev. Allen was educated at Grambling College, Gammon Theological Seminary and Southern Methodist University. He served as pastor of numerous churches until his retirement, when he began to attend the Wilton United Methodist Church in Alexandria. He served as teacher of the Bible Class until illness prevented continuation. His death was an irreparable loss to the church.
He is survived by his wife; his two sons; one sister, Mrs. Ruby Jones of Houston, Texas; an aunt, Mrs. Cassis Payne of Lake Charles; two daughters-in-law, Mrs. Maggie Lean and Joanne Allen; six grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Raised in the parsonage, called early into the ministry, John Allen rendered faithful service throughout his life. Surely these words of our Lord were also intended for him: “Come ye blessed of my father and inherit the world.”
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1975; p. 177 By Kenneth M. Fisher|