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Benjamin Allen, 65, of Glen dies

Benjamin Wren Allen, 65, of Glen St. Mary died on August 23, 2012 at his residence with family by his side. He was born in San Diego, California on July 8, 1947 to the late Ralph Franklin Allen and Ruby Eunice Horn Allen. Ben was a resident of Glen St. Mary since 2004 and a member of First Baptist Church of Macclenny for many years. He served his country proudly for three years in the United States Army in nuclear weapons.

Mr. Allen retired in 2004 after many years of building custom cabinets. He was a loving husband and a born-again Christian. He enjoyed flying airplanes as a licensed pilot, building and flying remote control airplanes, painting on canvas using acrylic, reading the Bible and spending time with his family. Ben was preceded in death by his brother Martin Allen and step-son Michael “Mike” Starling.

Survivors include his loving wife of eight years, Nancy Starling Allen of Glen St. Mary; his step-son Dean R. (Kristiana) Starling of Lake City; brothers David Ralph Allen of Mandarin and Timothy Allen of Keystone Heights; three step-grandchildren, Braxton, Breeanna and BayLeigh Starling.

The funeral service will be held at a later date. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.

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