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  • Visitation:  5-8 p.m.  Friday
  • Funeral:  2 p.m.  Saturday

David B. Allen, age 58, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday morning, Jan. 28, 2009 after suffering an apparent heart attack at home. Born on April 11, 1950 in Greenville, Dave was a proud veteran of the Vietnam War having served with the U.S. Army.

He was a member of the Ray I. Booth American Legion Post 101 in Greenville, and enjoyed working on cars, driving the Magic Bus for his Turk Lake friends, and watching NASCAR. On July 28, 1972, in Greenville, he married Christine A. Ward.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jamie Christine Allen on Dec. 3, 1974; his mother, Irene Allen-Austin; his mother-in-law, Maxine Ward; and a step-mother, Nancy Austin.

Surviving are his wife, Chris Allen of Greenville; their children, Chad & Eiddie Allen and Mandy & Shawn Ingersoll; three grandchildren, Macy Ingersoll, Ashton Ingersoll, and Nicholle Christensen, all of Gowen; his step-father, Floyd Austin of Greenville; a sister, Julie & Bruce Liscombe of Crystal; a brother, Bob & Teri Austin of Orleans; an uncle, Dr. Donald & Arlene Allen of Columbia, South Carolina; parents-in-law, Gordon & Elaine Ward, Sr. of Rockford; siblings-in-law, Linda & Pete Petersen of Gowen, Gordon Ward, Jr. of Greenville, Jackie & Don Korson of Gowen, and Bill & Sandy Ward of Jenison; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009 at the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Greenville, where the family will receive relatives and friends on Friday from 5-8 p.m.

Pastor Ted Bailey will officiate with military honors, rendered by the American Legion, concluding the ceremony. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Daves online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please click the “Sign Guest Book” link above.


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  1. Anonymous on January 28, 2009 at 12:00 am


    02/02/2009 –

    Kathi (vanwagoner) Beech

    Dear Chris and family. I am so sorry to hear about the death of Dave. You all are in my thoughts and prayers

    God Bless Kathi Beech

    02/02/2009 –

    Marsha Tyler

    Chris, sorry to hear about Dave. In many ways he was a great person. He will be missed. My prayers are in your thoughts.

    02/02/2009 –

    Heather Dennis

    Chad and family- My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.

    01/31/2009 –

    Sue Grimes

    Chris and family,I am so sorry for your loss.You are in my prayers.

    01/30/2009 –

    Krista Byer

    Chad and family, I am so sorry for your loss and you are in my prayers.

    01/30/2009 –

    Jason Barrus

    I’m sorry to hear about your dads (Dave’s) passing. I may not have known him real well, but he did help Chad and I out a few times.

    01/30/2009 –

    Karen Bush

    Chris: I am sorry to hear about David. My thoughts and prayers are with you & your family during this time.

    01/30/2009 –

    Rosie Mellema

    I was so sorry to see of David’s passing. I had inquired of him when I last saw his uncle Don. I was a neighbor of Dave’e mom when he was born. Such a cute youngster he was, such pretty curly dark hair. I’m sure he will be very missed.
    My sympathies to the entire family.
    Rosie (Shindorf) Mellema

    01/29/2009 –

    Debbie Lincoln

    Chris, I want you to know that my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this time. If there is anything you need, you know that your entire “family” from LTCU is here for you!! Debbie L

    01/29/2009 –

    Kim Johnson

    My thoughts & prayers are with your family. I am so sorry for your loss~ Kim Johnson

    01/29/2009 –

    Deanna Kent Whitehead

    To Chris and Family,
    Sorry to hear about David. I know it’s been along time. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
    Deanna Kent Whitehead

    01/29/2009 –

    Matt and Andrea Walter

    Our thoughts are with you in this time of need.

    01/28/2009 –

    Sharon Jewell

    What a large loss for your family. I never saw Dave without a smile and a “can I help you” on his lips. He would anything for anybody. The most giving understanding person I have ever met. The world has lost one of the nicest persons ever created. Surely God had a special place for such a wonderful person.

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