Tony Allen of Covington, 67, passed away Sept. 1. Mr. Allen was a member of Central Community Church and devoted his life to God first, then to his family and his community. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend. He was loved, and will be missed, by all who knew him. Mr. Allen was preceded in death by his parents, L.D. and Jessie (Hodges) Allen, sister, Hilda Ayers and his brothers, J.L. Allen, Jerry Allen, and Frank Allen.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Judy (Cason) Allen; children, Rodney and Shelley Loyd, Kim and Johnny Evans, Anthony and Jennifer Allen, Cliff and Caroline Allen; grandchildren, Ashley Durand, Randy and Taylor Loyd, Jonathon Rose, Gracie Rose, Michelle and Bryce Burton, Lisa and Tyler Adams, Kailyn Evans, Austin Allen, Allie Allen, Graham Allen, Hayes Allen; great-grandchildren, Brooklyn Durand, Sabastian Burton, Baby Loyd; sisters and brother-in-law, Margie Allen, Linda and James Sorrow; brothers and sisters-in-law Pete and Patt Allen, Charles and Cathy Allen, Mattie Allen; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at Central Community Church, 11157 City Pond Road, in Covington, with Pastors Darrell and Donna Allen officiating, and interment following in Lawnwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Sept. 4. Flowers are accepted, or donations may be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214. https://www.gideons.org/HowYouCanHelp/generaldonations.aspx