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Deborah “Debbie” Boyles Allen

Cumberland, January 9 — Deborah “Debbie” Boyles Allen died Wednesday, January 8, 2014, after her yearlong battle with cancer. She was born November 21, 1958 in Farmville, Prince Edward County. She was a beautician and will be remembered for her love of gardening and playing bingo, but mostly for the love she had for all her family and friends.

Mrs. Allen is survived by her husband of 37 years, Dennis James Allen; her parents, Virginia and James F. Boyles of Cumberland; two daughters and their spouses, Amy A. Hintz (Todd) of Powhatan and Reva L. Allen (Ed) of Cumberland; two brothers, J. Larry Boyles (Mericia) of Dillwyn and Michael W. Boyles of Cumberland; a precious grandson, Clay Allen-Hamby; granddaughter, Natalie C. Hintz; and special niece and caregiver, Michelle “Peaches” Whitley. She was preceded in death by a son, Jamie Franklin Allen, brother, Ronald F. Boyles, and grandparents, Lee and Pauline Hudgins and Pearl and Ollie Boyles.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 12 at 2 p.m. at Dunkum Funeral Home with interment to follow in Rocky Mount United Methodist Church Cemetery, James Madison Highway, Dillwyn.

The family will receive friends Saturday, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Rocky Mount Church.

Dunkum Funeral Home, Dillwyn, is assisting the family.