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.