The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

February 4, 2013



ROCKY MOUNT — Robert B. “Bobby” Allen, 71, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4 at the Tarboro Church  of  God with Pastor Sammy Wood  officiating.  Burial will follow in Edgecombe Memorial Park.

Bobby is survived by a loving family including his wife of 53 years, Jean Chapman Allen; two daughters:  Debra Jean Guthrie and husband William Paul and Celina Penn Hawkins and husband Danny; a brother,  Wayne Allen; grandchildren:  Christie S. DeStefano,  Kimberly S. and Chris Long, Bethany Scott, Robert Allen “Lil Bobby” Hawkins, Leslie Hawkins, Lee Hawkins, Ashley Hawkins, Chessey  Hawkins, Samantha Hawkins and Brook E. Hawkins; great-grandchildren  Lexi, Colton, Mason, Jackson, Kaylin and Kinndie and special friends  David Chapman,  Sue Crisp and Jamie Crisp, along with many others.

The family received friends at  Carlisle Funeral Home Sunday evening.

Arrangements are by Carlisle Funeral Home, Inc., Tarboro.

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