Maurice Jackson Allen, age 77, of Heber Springs, Arkansas, passed away Friday, February 22, 2013, at his home. Born in Cleburne County on October 20, 1935, he was the son of the late Lewie Vernon Allen, Sr. and Louvenia Howell Allen.
Mr. Allen was a crane operator. His religious belief was Baptist.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Allen was preceded in death by two sisters, Louise Jones and Patricia Jane Allen, and by one brother, Lewie Vernon Allen.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Garrison Allen of Heber Springs; three daughters, Janet Denice Allen and Norma Ruth Isham, both of Searcy, and Jackie Kay Cates of Pangburn;
one brother, Arthur Lynn Allen; four sisters, Dorothy Wallace, Wanda Mitchell, Lois Combs, and Kay Clark; six grandchildren, Malcolm Bradley Taylor, Stacie Lynn Felts, Dawn Cates Barnett, John Crockett Cates, Cody Allen Isham, and Morgan Lynn Isham;
and five great-grandchildren.
Mr. Allen is also survived by other relatives and his many friends.
Visitation will be held Monday, Feb. 25, at 12:00 noon in the Olmstead Chapel with funeral services beginning at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Cleburne County Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by Olmstead Funeral Home. www.olmstead.cc