Artis “Buster” Allen



Artis “Buster” Allen, age 58. Sunrise February 11, 1956 in Louisville, KY and Sunset at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, OH. Artis was a owner of Artis Total Maintenance. He was a member of Rhema Christian Center where he served with the Men’s Dance Ministry and was active with Majoring in Men. He was preceded in death by his parents Mack and Amanda Allen, and son Malcom Allen. Left to cherish him memory, wife Floretta C. Allen, sons Moses (Andrea) Allen, Artis I. “Snuggie” (Micah) Allen, Elijah G. (Maria) Allen and Jacob B. Allen, brothers Ricky Allen and Abe “Maine” Allen, sisters Beverly Brown, Janice (Chucky) Bing, Joann (Robert) Riley, Annette Whiteside and Armita Brown, 7 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and many friends. Visitation 9:00am and Funeral 10:00am Saturday January 31, 2015 at Rhema Christian Center 2100 Agler Rd. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE 2500 Cleveland Ave.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Dear Floretta and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Artis’ death and of his battle with cancer. I have such fond memories of working with him at the school. He was such a blessing to the staff and the students. We will never forget his enthusiasm in seeing that the circus went off well and his participation in tap dancing with Jacob. I can just picture him dancing in heaven now! There is nothing to slow him down now. May God bless you with peace and comfort at this time knowing that you will see him again.
    Love and Blessings,
    Ruth Bischoff

  2. To the family you have my heartfelt condolences, earth has no sorrow that heaven can not heal ,may the Holy Spirit give you all the peace that you all need and he can surly do that, trust the lord he is everything that you all need & your sisters & brothers of the faith, grace & peace much love sis Betty wade.

  3. Dear Floretta and family,
    My prayers are with you and your family. Artist fought a good fight and he is at peace without God. His testimony touched so many people. I am rejoicing with you all because I know Artis is up in heaven dancing all over the place and I know he is no longer in pain. I will miss seeing his face but I will carry his memories with me always. I know I will see him again.

    Love and Prayers,

    Bevelyn Bing Carter


  4. Antoinette Allen

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. My God bless and keep you in His Perfect Peace!
    Rev.Antoinette Allen
    Johnstown, PA

  5. Janet Hawkins- Hoffman

    Although your life on earth is done
    Your life in heaven has just begun.
    Your struggles here were hard and long
    But they’re over now, you’re finally home.

    Life wasn’t easy, by choice or fate
    A decision made, sometimes too late.
    A fight to the finish, always strong
    Rest easy Buster, you’re finally home.

    Our deepest sympathy, Cookie, Jimmy, Ray and Celeste.

  6. I am unable to attend the home going service due to health issues. You will be greatly missed, God has prepared a special place for you.
    God looked around his garden and found an empty place
    He then looked down upon the Earth and saw your tired face
    He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest
    With the help of his angels they flew you to your heavenly place

    Gods garden must be beautiful, he always takes the best
    He knew you were suffering, he knew you were in pain
    He knew that you would never get well on Earth again

    He saw the road was getting rough and the hills too hard to climb
    He closed your weary eyelids and whispered “Peace be Thine”
    It broke our hearts to lose you but you didn’t go alone
    For part of us went with you the day God called you home

  7. I spent many hours sitting at basketball practice with Artis as our sons worked to hone their skills playing travel basketball. Our conversations during practice covered a wide ranging array of topics, not just basketball. I could readily tell that Artis was a gracious gentleman and a devoted father and husband.

    I am sorry for your loss. May your faith help to comfort you through this time and lead you to times of happy memories.


  8. To Floretta and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Artis passing. Artis was a very kind, polite, and helpful person, always with a smile! I enjoyed him Ministering in Dance at Rhema Christian Center. May God’s Comfort and Peace keep you in the days ahead and Memories of him live forever in your hearts. My prayers are with you all. God Bless.

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