Services for Dean Allen were held Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 11 a.m. from McClain-Hays Chapel with Rev. C.J. Caufield officiating.  Burial followed in Clarkes Chapel Cemetery. McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Dean, 87, of DeKalb, MS, died Tuesday, July 30, 2019.


He was a native of Kemper County and longtime resident of Cleveland Community; and a retired logger.  He was former owner and operator of Allen Logging since 1953, and was awarded Mississippi Logging Association “Logger of the Year” in 1996.  Mr. Allen was a member of Clarks Chapel Methodist Church.


Survivors include son, Joe Allen (Ann) of DeKalb, MS; daughter, Martha Scarbrough (Wendell) of Preston, MS; grandchildren, D.J. Allen of Odessa, TX, Melinda Hoffman (Kyle) of Fairhope, AL, Ashley Gordon (Chris) of DeKalb, MS, Allen Scarbrough (Nicole) of Philadelphia, MS, Ethan Scarbrough (Adrienne) of DeKalb, MS; great-grandchildren, Kayley, Briley and Liam Hoffman, Taylor and Tristin Gordon, Lane, Peyton, Chris and Trey Scarbrough; sister, Barbara Vick of DeKalb, MS; brother, Kenneth Allen (Roma) of Preston, MS;  a number of nieces and nephews and their families.


 Mr. Allen was preceded in death by his wife, Emily Allen; parents, Willie and Gordie Allen; brother, Joe Glenn Allen.


 Memorials may be made to Gideons International, or your favorite charity.