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James Tilford Allen

October 16, 1946 ~ October 22, 2019 (age 73)


James Tilford Allen, 73 of Morgantown, Kentucky formerly of Middletown, Ohio passed away Tuesday October 22, 2019 at the Bowling Green Nursing & Rehab in Bowling Green, KY. James was born October 16, 1946 in Middletown, Ohio to the late Arthur and Grace Young Allen. He was a member of Crestview Church of God in Germantown, Ohio, United States Army Veteran and he retired from A.K. Steel and Cox Ohio Newspaper. 

James Tilford Allen is survived by his loving wife of 26 years Penny Allen of Morgantown, KY; one daughter Sarah Embry (Derrick) of Morgantown, KY; one son James C. Allen (Jillian) of Carlisle, Ohio; three grandchildren Tanner Shope of Carlisle, Ohio and James Christian Embry and Derrick L. Embry Jr. both of Morgantown, KY; mother of Sarah and James, Linda K. Lansaw Allen Carlisle, Ohio; two brothers Michael Allen (Nancy) of Franklin, Ohio and Ray Allen (Maria) of Venice, Florida; one sister Rebecca Miller (Steve) of Cookeville, TN;and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services and burial will be held at the Smith Cemetery on Tuesday October 29, 2019 at 1:00pm with Bro. David Roland officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday October 29, 2019 from 10:30pm - 12:30pm at the Jones Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to The American Stroke Foundation at Please share any photos, memories, condolences or light a candle in memory of James at

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Graveside Service
October 29, 2019

1:00 PM
Smith Cemetery

October 29, 2019

10:30 PM to 12:30 PM
Jones Funeral Chapel
927 W. G.L. Smith Street / P.O. Box 414
Morgantown, KY 42261

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