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Cora Allen

Cora Allen, 93, of Harrodsburg, widow of George Lee Allen Sr., passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at Ephraim McDowell-James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital in Harrodsburg.

Born Dec. 15, 1925, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late James Monroe and Marie William Parks.

She was a graduate of West Side High School in Harrodsburg, was a care giver to the late VanArsdall family for many years and was a member of the Centennial Baptist Church in Harrodsburg, where she served on the kitchen committee for a number of years.

Survivors include: two daughters, Pat Linton and Elizabeth (Melvin) Ison, both of Harrodsburg; one son, George Lee Allen Jr. of Harrodsburg; four grandchildren, Lamont (Missy) Linton, Kristi (Roosevelt) Blackburn, Joshua Allen and Melvin Ison Jr., all of Harrodsburg; 10  great-grandchildren, Chris (Kati) Linton, Cody (Laken) Linton, Reid Martin, Monica Ison, Haley Bradshaw, Aliyah Ison, Xavier Blackburn, Allyson Davis, all of Harrodsburg, Ciera Clements of Danville and Camdon Linton of Wisconsin; five great-great-grandchildren, Cayden Linton, Mila Linton, Carter Linton, Annie Briscoe  and an expected great-grandchild Austyn Linton, all of Harrodsburg, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Lucian Edward Parks, Dudley Parks, Wallace Parks, Charles “Charlie” Parks and William “Billy” Parks Sr., and five sisters, Louise Phillips, Georgia Steele, Sara Jones, Laurine Mason and Betty Parks.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 30, at Sims Funeral Services with Brother Chrys Jones officiating. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery in Harrodsburg.

Pallbearers were Chris Linton, Cody Linton, Reid Martin, Joshua Allen, Camdon Linton and Melvin Ison, Jr. Grandchildren served as honorary pallbearers.

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