Dean Allen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Dean Allen, 78, entered into rest on Wednesday, June 24, 2009. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, June 28, 2009 in the Lumpkin Road Chapel of Elliott Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Sheryl Padgett officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Saundra Plunkett, Connie Edwards, Ray Fitzgerald, R. E. Rollins, Tommy Stewart and Ray Brown will serve as pallbearers. Mrs. Allen was preceded in death by her husband, W. D. Allen. Dean will be remembered as a very loving, caring and compassionate person. She was a devoted Braves fan until recently. She loved to watch the Super Bowl and eat at T's Restaurant. She will be missed. She is survived by her sons, Michael Allen, Augusta, Douglas (Soni) Allen, Chester, Virginia; daughter, Regina (Bill) Priester, Lynnhaven, Florida; grandchildren, Kimberly Allen, David Allen, Michelle Fitzgerald, Nikki Priester, Austin Priester; three great grandchildren, Haley Fitzgerald, Caleb Allen and Paige Rollins; brothers, Virgil Redding, Winder, Georgia, Bobby (Becky) Redding, Powder Springs, Georgia; sisters, Ima Jean (T. L.) Stewart, Augusta, Carol (Tommy) Woodson, Texarkana, Arkansas and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 7 - 9 PM Saturday, June 27, 2009 at Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 2524 Lumpkin Road, Augusta, Georgia. Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-June 26, 2009