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Kobe Bryant Allen, 31
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Kobe Bryant Allen, 31, of Coalmont and McMinnville native, passed from this life Tuesday night, Feb. 18 at St. Thomas River Park Hospital in McMinnville.  

Kobe was born May 9, 1988 in McMinnville. He was preceded in death by his birth father Tommy Basham and birth mother Patsy Hobbs, also his maternal grandfather Bro. Jerry Smith, paternal grandfather Steve Allen, great-grandfather John Allen. He was a member of Edge Worship Center and a welder at MPC in McMinnville. 

Survivors include his wife Amanda Allen of Smithville, five children Jordyn Allen of McMinnville, Kami-Jo Allen, Isaac Allen, Alyssa Owen and Izzie Allen, all of Smithville, parents Sammy and Sonja Smith Allen of Smithville, maternal grandmother Sarah Smith of Brush Creek, paternal grandparents Karen Nunley of Palmer, Charles (Brenda) Cook of Tracy City, and Judy Allen of Dowelltown, siblings Dante (Deborah) Allen of Manchester, Jarrica Haynes of Coalmont, Josh (Tabitha) Adcox of Tullahoma, Matthew Adcox of Smithville, Karah Brown of Lafayette, Lauren Allen (Ricky Miller) of Sparta, Gracie Allen (Jacob Lowery) of Manchester, Jayce (Destini) Allen of Cookeville, Elijah Allen of Smithville, Eliza Allen of Smithville and Dakota Allen of Smithville, and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.  

Funeral services celebrating the life of Kobe will be 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Charles Crook and Sammy Allen officiating and burial will follow at DeKalb Cemetery with Bro. Shane Smith officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m., and Monday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. Any additional donations that exceed funeral costs will go to Lighthouse Children’s Camp. 

DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Feb. 23, 2020