Earnest Lee Allen

Published 9:04 am Thursday, February 11, 2016

Earnest Lee Allen peacefully departed this life on Friday, January 29, 2016 in Chase City. He was born in Saxe, Virginia on November 5, 1942 to Hilary Garfield and Mattie Lee Allen.

Earnest worked with several logging companies where he enjoyed the “Manly Ruggerdness” of driving trucks as most young men do. He was affectionately nick-named by his co-workers and friends as “Big E”. At an early age, he became the father of Vivian and the late Stephanie. His daughters and grandchildren loved him and they enjoyed his great sense of humor.

Earnest was preceded in death by his father, Hilary and daughter, Stephanie. He leaves to cherish his memories, daughter, Vivian Sydnor of Virginia Beach, VA; mother, Mrs. Mattie Lee Allen of Saxe; brother, George Allen (Mattie D.) of Saxe; sister, Barbara Allen-Johnson (Billy) of Catonsville, MD; six grandchildren, Valyncia, Kimberly, Ieisha, Shannon, Keyshawn and Crystal; uncles John Elliott (Penny) and Ephriam Smith; nieces, Gloria, Delores(Richard), and Brandy; nephew, Melvin; special cousin, Robert Lee Smith; his Ex-wife, Judy Howerton, who concontinued to be supportive of Earnest and his family in providing loving care for him to the very end; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held 12:00 noon Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Piney Grove Baptist Church in Randolph, VA with interment in the church cemetery.

Service of Comfort was provided by Dupee’s Funeral Home of Drakes Branch. Further condolences to the family may be expressed at dupeefuneralhome.com.