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Obituary of

David Smith ALLEN

The State, Columbia, South Carolina
May 7?, 1952

   DILLON, May 5 (Special)--
Former Sen. David Smith Allen, 59, died of a heart attack at his home at 3 a. m. Monday.

   He was the son of the late David S. Allen and Mary Jane Coleman Allen.

   As a young man, Mr. Allen was employed by the Farmers and Merchants Bank of Latta. On June 15, 1918, he enlisted in the Navy and served until Feb. 1, 1919, when he was discharged as yeoman, third class. He was employed for a short time by The Dillon Herald. He later was associated with Dr. Wade Stackhouse then was elected county auditor, a post he held for 32 years. He was elected to the State Senate in 1946 and served until 1950, when he retired because of ill health.

   Mr. Allen was active in Chamber of Commerce work and a ... [missing text from clipping--vp] bacco market. While serving as senator he was one of those largely responsible for the construction of municipal athletic fields in Dillon, Latta and Lake View, and was an advocate of good school facilities.

   He was twice married. His first wife was the late Mrs. Lila McIntyre Allen. In 1938 he was married to Mrs. Sarah Barlow Lucas.

   Surviving in addition to his widow are two daughters, Mrs. George Magrath of Conway and Mrs. George E. Linder Jr. of Columbia; three stepdaughters, Miss Sarah Dorothy Lucas of Spartanburg, Miss Louisa Lucas of Winthrop College and Miss Willie G. Lucas of Dillon; three brothers, A. B. Allen of Latta, John Allen, a professor at East Tennessee Teachers College, Johnson City, Tenn., and J. J. Allen of Allendale; four sisters, Miss Kittie C. Allen and Miss Fanny Allen of Latta, Mrs. Hybort Legette of Barrineau Park, Fla., and Mrs. Thad Lide of Marion.

   Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Main Street Methodist Church by the Rev. A.T. Usher and the Rev. Fred J. Hay. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Members of American Legion Post 32 will be honorary pallbearers. Mr. Allen was a charter member of the post, a Mason and Woodman of the World.

   Active pallbearers will be Dr. R. F. Darwin, Lawrence McIntyre, Edgar Allen, John D. Coleman, George Allen, Henry Allen, Steed Stackhouse and Dr. W. V. Branfrod (sic).

Transcribed and annotated by Victoria Proctor.

Note: Mrs. Lila McIntyre Allen died 5 Jan 1929 of pneumonia following influenza; she was only 34 years old.


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