Donovan Rodney Allen, 85, of Florence, SC, passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2017, at McLeod Regional Medical Center. He was born in Haddonfield, NJ, the son of the late Earl W. and Bertha J. Allen. He is also predeceased by his son, David Allen.
Donovan served our country in the Korean War with the US Navy. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Rowan University and a Master of Administration degree from the University of Guam. He was a Social Studies teacher in Cherry Hills, NJ, John F. Kennedy High in Guam and at Lamar High in SC. He served as Assistant Principal at John F. Kennedy High in Guam and as Principal at Northumberland Junior High in Virginia.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Shillingsburg Allen; two daughters, Elisabeth Golden (Steven) of Shipman, VA and Nancy Jones of Providence Forge, VA; four grandchildren, Stacy Scott (Luke), Benjamin Golden, Rachel Golden and Jackson Golden; and two great-grandchildren, Trey Bowman and Avah Yates.
Memorials may be made to the Florence Lions Toy Run, 2126 West Jody Road, Attn: Tommy Faulk, Florence, SC 29501, or to the charity of one’s choice.
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To the Allen Family,
Mr. Allen was my social studies teacher at Lamar High School in 1990. He was an excellent teacher with great values. I would like to offer my condolences to you and I pray that you will continue to hold to God's unchanging hands during this hour of need.
Submitted by Kendra Rivers on Sep 22 2017 10:35:37 AM
Dear Barbara, Family, & Friends,
We are so sorry for your loss. Cherish the Grand memories you made together. May GOD Grant you Grace.
Carolyn & Ed Davis
Submitted by ed davis on Sep 20 2017 03:29:23 PM
So sorry for your loss.The Bible says at 1Corinthians 15:26 and the last enemy,death is to be brought to nothing.Hope reading this scripture will bring you and your family some comfort.For Bible questions please visit www.jw.org
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