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Calvin Eugene Allen

ROCK HILL - Calvin Eugene Allen, 70, of 2191 Ridgecrest Road, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2008, at Piedmont Medical Center.

A native of Chesterfield County, he was born May 27, 1938, a son of the late Joseph Preston and Dallas Sellers Allen. Mr. Allen was the owner and operator of Allen's Wrecker Service in Rock Hill and was a U.S. Air Force Veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Marilou Gladden Allen; two sons, Donald Eugene and Joseph Miller Allen, both of Rock Hill; two daughters, Dale Gray and husband, Charles Gray III, of Mt. Croghan, S.C. and Gale Griggs and husband, Randall Griggs Sr., of Chesterfield; one brother, Donnie Allen of Catawba; one sister, Mary Frances Sloop of Kannapolis, N.C.; five grandchildren, Nikki Collins, Christie Gray, Charles Gray IV, David Gray and Robert Griggs; and one great grandson, William Blake Burton.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Bass-Cauthen Funeral Home.

A service to remember and celebrate the life of Mr. Allen will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Bass-Cauthen Funeral Home, with Mr. Darrell Duggins and Mr. Kenny Vinson officiating. Interment will follow at Grandview Memorial Park on Cherry Road.

Memorials may be made to The American Lung Association, 61 Broadway, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10006.

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Bass-Cauthen Funeral Home and Cremation Center is serving the family.