Obituaries

Vernon Allen -

Mr. Vernon Allen, age 82, Jonesborough, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013 at the Johnson City Medical Center.

Mr. Allen was born in North Carolina and son of the late Fred & Julia Dodd Allen. In addition to his parents, Mr. Allen was also preceded in death by a son, Randy Allen.

He retired from TVA as a Lineman. Mr. Allen was a United States Navy Veteran. He was a member of Hales Community Ruritan.

Survivors include his wife, Fornada Blankenship Allen, Jonesborough; son and daughter-in-law, Shane & Heather Allen, Jonesborough; daughter, Teresa Taylor, Johnson City; grandchildren, Cora Allen, Silas Allen, and Heath Taylor and wife Brandi and great-grandchildren, Mason Taylor and Hadley Taylor; 13 brothers and sisters; surviving are Vaughn Allen, Larry Allen, Charles Allen, Harold Allen, Aurthur Allen, Cynthia Hoover, Magdalene Atkins, and Ruth Lovelace; and several nephews and nieces.

Funeral services were held Monday, April 1, 2013 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Rev. Jeremy Dykes officiating. Interment services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Maple Lawn Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the Allen family online at www.dillow-taylor.com.