Benny David Allen

Published 6:52 am Monday, January 30, 2023

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Mr. Benny David Allen, 75, of Kaywood Lane, Winston-Salem, went home with his Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, at his home.

He was born on Oct. 23, 1947, in Davie County to the late Else G. and Pansy Seats Allen.

David was a member of Mt. Olive United Methodist Church in Yadkinville. He graduated from Surry Community College, UNC Greensboro, and earned his Master’s Degree from East Carolina University. He was a counselor for the NC Services for the Blind and worked there helping the blind as long as his health permitted. He was a very kind, caring, and intelligent man. He was very giving to churches and charitable organizations and always willing to help anyone in need.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: his siblings, Billy G. Allen, Bobby G. Allen, and Brenda A. Childress.

Survivors include: his wife, who was always a great help and blessing to him, Debbie Penaflor Allen; brothers, Elmer G. Allen, Donald Allen (Rosetta), Gilmer Allen (Wanda) and Eddie Dean Allen (Maria); sisters, Lillian A. Groce (Elmer), and Peggy A. Phillips; and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to say a special thanks to Adoration Home Health in Winston-Salem for their kindness and help shown to Mr. Allen and his family.

A funeral service was conducted at 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 29 at Mt. Olive United Methodist Church with Rev. Robin Dixon and Rev. Clint Fredericks officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends one hour prior to the service on Sunday at the church.

Memorials may be considered for: Else and Pansy Allen Memorial Medical Fund, c/o Mt. Olive UMC, 351 Wyo Road, Yadkinville, NC 27055; or to Senior Services of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, 2895 Shorefair Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27105.

Eaton Funeral Home of Mocksville is serving the Allen family.

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