Lyda Pennington Allen

Published 5:00 am Friday, October 7, 2005

Graveside services for Lyda Pennington Allen of Biloxi were 1p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at Pleasant Grove Methodist Cemetery.Harrigill Funeral Home 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 Enterprisesof the Blind. She was a member of the Baptist faith. She was pastpresident of the Mississippi Council of the Blind and was active inhelping 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 Caminiti of Mansfield, Mass.,Clyde Jones, a maritime seaman, and Anthony Allen of Biloxi; herdaughters, Melba Armstrong of Gulfport, Paula Caminiti of Lowell,Mass., and Patricia Caminiti of Philadelphia, Miss.; and hersisters, Bet Johnson of Brookhaven and Martha Rushing of Magee.