Lyda Pennington Allen

Published 5:00 am Friday, September 30, 2005

Graveside services for Lyda Pennington Allen of Biloxi are 1p.m. today at Pleasant Grove Methodist Cemetery. Harrigill FuneralHome is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Allen, 71, died Sept. 27, 2005, at Ocean Springs Hospital.She was born on June 12, 1934, to the late Walter Pennington andEffie Lambert Pennington.

She was a concession stand owner and worked for the Enterprisesfor the Blind. She was a member of the Baptist faith. She was pastpresident of the Mississippi Council for the Blind and was activein helping people with visual difficulties.

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Preceding her in death were her parents and husband, William J.Allen.

Survivors are her sons, Russell Caminity of Mansfield, Maine,Clyde Jones, a maritime seaman, and Anthony Allen of Biloxi; herdaughters, Melba Armstrong of Gulfport, Paula Caminiti of Lowell,Maine, and Patricia Caminiti of Philadelphia, Miss.; and hersisters, Bet Johnson of Brookhaven and Martha Rushing of Magee.