James Blake Allen, 91 - Mason

James Blake Allen, 91, of Mason, West Virginia, died Thursday, November 4, 2010, at his home.

He was born September 15, 1919, at Orma, Calhoun County, a son of the late William A. and Emma Bailey Allen.

In addition to his parents,he was preceded in death by six sisters, Ressie King, Ethel Waldeck, Chloe Cover, Ann McKenzie, Juanita Daggett, and Nell Holt; one brother, Rex Allen; half-brother, Lloyd Allen; and grandson, Isaac Allen.

He was a disabled Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Lola Bryant Allen, whom he married May 27, 1950; two sons, Shirl Leek of Massillon, OH, and Donald R. Allen of Columbus, OH; one granddaughter, Beth Allen of Seattle, WA; a half brother, Roger Allen of Grantsville.

A funeral service will be held Sunday, November 7 at 1:30 p.m. in the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Bill Walton officiating. Burial will be in the Orma Cemetery, Orma WV.

Friends may call one hour before the service at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed online at taylorfuneralhomeinc.com