Grover Cleveland Allen, Jr. of Sherwood died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. He was born June 26, 1925 in Marion. He was a former member of Runyan Baptist Church, currently a member of Sylvan Hills First Baptist Church and retired from Missouri Pacific Railroad.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover C. Allen, Sr. and Lucy Allen Glapenski; siblings, James Allen, Marion Glapenski and John Glapenski.

Survivors include children, Molly Allen Lunt, Melanie Allen Gring and husband Clayton, Jr., John Roddey Allen and wife Rhonda, Melvin Lawrence Allen and wife Glenda and Tracy Steele Allen; four grandchildren, Melanie Lea Helmick, Clayton George Gring III and wife Katherine, Whitney Lunt Barket and husband Jonathan and Michael Allen Gring and wife Jennifer; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; siblings, Mary Jane Smith, Beulah West and husband Bill and Elizabeth Lichti and husand Larry; and several extended family members and friends.

The family requests memorials be made to Sylvan Hills First Baptist Church, 9008 Hwy 107, Sherwood, Arkansas 72120.

A funeral was held at 1 p.m., Monday at Sylvan Hills First Baptist Church. Burial was in Pinecrest Memorial Park.

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