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09/06/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
Marie D'Bene Allen

Alma Marie D'Bene Allen
(d. 31 Aug 2008)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
   Sad news arrived again this morning. 
  Marie D'Bene Allen, sister of Willie D'Bene ('55)  passed away in Newport News on Sunday, August 31, 2008 at the age of 78.

 From the Daily Press - 09/06/08:    

                  Marie D'Bene Allen


NEWPORT NEWS - Alma Marie Allen, 78, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Aug. 31, 2008.

Marie was a lifelong peninsula resident and a wonderful mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister to her entire family.

Marie loved her family and gave of herself unselfishly to everyone who came into her life. She will be missed more than any words could express and our comfort lies in the fact that we will see her again with our Lord. The family would like to give thanks to those friends and family who have been constantly at our side during this very difficult time.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 35 years, Jim Allen, mother, Alma McKiel, two sisters, Doris Siler and Betty Payne and one brother, Vincent D'Bene.




She is survived by a daughter, Peggy Coleman, and her husband, Carl, of Newport News; a son, James S. Allen Jr. and his wife, Sharman, of Yorktown; four grandchildren, Nathan Coleman, Jason Coleman, Jordan Allen and Daniel Allen; one great grandson, Ethan Drake Coleman; and one brother, Willie D'Bene and his wife, Joyce Ann.

Should friends desire, donations may be made to a charity of their choice, versus flowers.

The family will receive visitors at Peninsula Funeral Home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, with the services officiated by Pastor Prescott Belt and Pastor Daryl Jones at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, in the Peninsula Funeral Home Chapel, with burial to follow at Parklawn Memorial Park.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on 9/6/2008.

Guest Book

Saturday, September 06, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I only knew Ms Allen briefly at dialysis but she was such a joy to be around and will be sadly missed. May God Bless.
Kim Shepa RN, Newport News, Virginia


   Our deepest condolences are extended to Marie's friends and family at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

I Will Arise

Lyrics by Joseph Hart in Hymns Composed on Various Subjects (1759);

Music, "Arise", from William Walker's Southern Harmony and Musical Companion (1835)

1. Come, ye sinners, poor and wretched,
Weak and wounded, sick and sore;
Jesus ready stands to save you,
Full of pity joined with pow'r.

Refrain: I will arise and go to Jesus,
He will embrace me in His arms;
In the arms of my dear Savior,
O there are ten thousand charms.

2. Come, ye needy, come, and welcome,
God's free bounty glorify;
True belief and true repentance,
Every grace that brings you nigh.


3. Come, ye weary, heavy laden,
Bruised and broken by the fall;
If you tarry till you're better,
You will never come at all.


4. Let not conscience make you linger,
Nor of fitness fondly dream;
All the fitness He requireth
Is to feel your need of Him.


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"I Will Arise" lyrics courtesy of - 03/13/06

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 03/15/05

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