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Updated: 01/22/2014 08:00:06AM

Inie Gene Allen

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Inie “Gene” Allen, 79, passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Port Charlotte, Fla.

He was born Oct. 3, 1934, in Early County, Ga.

Gene moved to Arcadia, Fla., in 1963 from Fort Myers, Fla. He retired as warehouse manager after 40 years of faithful service with the Coca-Cola Beverage Company. Gene was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean War. He enjoyed fishing and working in the yard.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Stella M. Allen of Arcadia; son, Carl (Carmen) Allen of Fort Myers; daughter, Lissa Allen of Bonita Springs, Fla.; and three grandchildren, Corey Allen, Austin Allen and Makayla Allen. Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Farow and Clemmie Allen; and a sister, Nirene Barfield.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at the chapel of Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home, 50 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Military honors will be conducted at the graveside following at 12:30 p.m. at Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota, Fla. Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are by Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Arcadia.

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