Nay Allen, 79
Funeral services for Nay Allen, 79, of Gainesville, were held Sept. 26, 2023, in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home chapel in Gainesville with Dale Roberts officiating. Burial was in the Lilly Ridge Cemetery.
Nay died Sept. 20, 2023. He was born June 28, 1944, to Albert and Clora (Sanders) Allen in Springfield. On April 24, 1965, he married Jean (Brawley) Allen at Brushy Knob Church, and they had one daughter, Lana (Allen) Dean.
Nay was a 1962 graduate of Gainesville High School. He was a carpenter and built many houses in Ozark County and the surrounding areas. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was always quick to offer assistance to anyone in need.
He is survived by his daughter, Lana Dean and husband Bret Dean of White Hall, Arkansas; four grandchildren: Jordan Moudy and husband Tyler, Heather Jennings, Rhett Dean, and Anna Grace Dean; and five great-grandchildren: Zibby Moudy, Isaac Moudy, Huxton Jennings, Jett Dean and Jax Dean.
Nay was preceded in death by his wife Jean; his parents; and his two sisters Opal Fay Luna and Ola Ray Stewart.
Arrangements are under the direction of Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville.