Anthony Dawson Allen

Anthony Dawson Allen, age 23, of Murray, KY, a native of Herndon, KY, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016, at Houston County Community Hospital in Erin, TN.  Anthony graduated in 2011 from Heritage Christian Academy in Hopkinsville, KY.  He attended Murray State University in Murray, KY, where he graduated in May  2016 with a Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design.  While a student at  Murray State, he worked at the Huddle House.  Following  graduation, he began his graphic design career at Faye's Custom Embroidery and Screen Printing in Murray, KY.  Anthony was a member of Cadiz United Methodist Church in Cadiz, KY, where he fulfilled his passion of helping others by participating in Honduras mission trips.  As a youth, he was a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 57, achieving the highest  rank of  Eagle Scout .  With his giving  personality and  love for his church, Anthony's main project to achieve the Eagle Scout rank was helping to design and construct a Prayer Garden at the Cadiz United Methodist Church.  He is survived by: his parents - Mike & Sherry Dawson Allen, Herndon, KY;  one brother - Chad Allen & wife, Becki, Hagerstown, MD;  two sisters - Andrea Reynolds & husband, Jeremy, Herndon, KY;  and Kisha A. Gruhn & husband, Chris, Helena, AL;  paternal grandfather - Orman Allen, Cadiz, KY;  maternal grandmother - Doris Hale Dawson, Herndon, KY;  nieces  and nephews - Avery Reynolds, Emily Gruhn, Hunter Gruhn, Josh Gruhn, and Jordan Allen; and his fiancee’ - Tianna Nawrocki, Murray, KY.  He was preceded  in death by:  his paternal grandmother - Lula Mae Vowell Allen; and maternal grandfather - Almont Dawson, Jr.

 The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at the Cadiz United Methodist Church, 482 Lakota Drive in Cadiz, KY.  An additional visitation will be held at Cadiz United Methodist Church on Wednesday  at 9:00 AM until the time of service.  Funeral Service will be at Cadiz United Methodist Church at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, November 2, 2016, with the Reverend Jamus Redd and Reverend Scott Wilson officiating.  Burial will follow at Dawson Family Cemetery in Herndon,  KY.  Memorial contributions can be made to:  Honduras Missions, c/o- Cadiz United Methodist Church, 482 Lakota Drive, Cadiz, KY 42211.  Funeral arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral  Home, Inc., 138 Main Street in Cadiz, KY.  

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My heart aches for the Allen family to lose your precious loved one Anthony, after just 23 way too short years, way too young, way too soon. I know Anthony has left you with many precious memories and will be greatly missed. Words are so limited that can give comfort, so I would like to share with you a beautiful scripture where Jesus makes us a wonderful promise at John 5:28, which says: "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out..." . Our heavenly father promises us to do away with man's worst enemy, death at Rev. 21: 4 which reads: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." For more comforting scriptures please visit: It has given me hope, strengthened my faith and helped me find the answer to Why? I know it will do the same for you. God's kingdom that Jesus taught us to pray for at Matt. 6: 9, 10 will bring about these wonderful promises including the resurrection. John 6:40 Jehovah (Psalm 83:18) invites you to throw all your burdens on him and he will sustain you in your time of grief. I offer my sincere condolences to the family. Feel free to contact me at my email address: May these promises give you hope, comfort and peace in your time of grief.

Sherry, I am so sorry to hear about your son. My heart and prayers are with you and your family.

We have no words to express the sorrow for your family. May God give you comfort in your memories and peace in your soul. Tom and Suzanne Ledford

Sherry, John and I are so sorry for your loss. We will remember you in our prayers, that you will be strengthened in your faith and comforted by the hope of seeing him again one day.

We are so sorry and in shock of the loss of Anthony. He and our granddaughter Tianna was at our house for dinner Friday night and we had a wonderful time. We loved Anthony very much. Anthony has and always will have a place in our heart ,GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU.


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