Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

August 22, 2013

Allen Ray Tabor


The Morehead News

08/22/13 — Allen Ray Tabor, 54, of Olive Hill, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 20, 2013, in Olive Hill as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was born June 2, 1959, in Mansfield, Ohio, a son of the late Labe Tabor and Etta Juanita Rose Tabor Carter.

Allen was retired from Morehead State University where he worked in the maintenance department. He attended the First Christian Church in Olive Hill. He was a farmer and worked at Erwin’s Auto Sales in Olive Hill. Allen mowed grass and did tractor work for many friends and neighbors. He enjoyed farming, fishing, hunting, watching the Cincinnati Reds and UK Wildcats and spending time with his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Ernest Labe Tabor; one sister, Patricia Ann Florence; one aunt, Maymie Browning; and two nephews, Johnnie Tesca and Jesse Tabor.

Allen is survived by his wife of 15 years, Janice Boyce Tabor; one son and daughter-in-law, Richard Allen and Rhonda Tabor of Olive Hill; one daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Darrin Parker of Morehead; one stepson, Craig Blankenship of Ashland; five grandchildren, Kerri Kaye McClurg, David Allen Tabor, Leland Christopher Parker, Amber Rose Tabor and Kasandra Marie Parker; one step-granddaughter, Ruth Marie Smith; one sister, Barbara Sue Tabor of Gadsden, Ala.; and his father- and mother-in-law, Willard and Maudie Boyce of Coalton. He also leaves uncles and aunts, Wylie and Juanita Tabor, Bill and Joann Stamper and James and Betty Littleton, all of Mansfield, Ohio, Joe and Maggie Gurule of Sun City, Ariz., and Judy Biggs of Olive Hill; a special niece, Heather Maxwell of Lexington; a special cousin, Dan Tabor and his wife Linda of Mansfield, Ohio; and many more nieces, nephews and cousins, all of whom he loved.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill with Brother Johnny Austin Carter and Brother David Gee officiating. Burial will follow in the Tabor Cemetery in Olive Hill.

Friends may visit from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, and until the service hour Saturday at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, KY 41164.

Donnie Ingles, Wendell McCarty, Dan Tabor, Lynn Whisman, Sam Lands and Scottie Tesca will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Tabor, Craig Blankenship, Ronnie Erwin, Danny Lowe, Dickie Stallard, Lynn Johnson, Bill Stamper and Wylie Tabor.

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