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Dr. Allen was a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee and the fourth of five children born to the late Dr. Oscar and Elizabeth Rucker Allen, who were both educators in the Chattanooga Public School System. Cheryl was a 1977 graduate of Brainerd High School where she excelled both academically and athletically. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1981 from Clark College and a master’s in Business Administration from Atlanta University in 1983. Dr. Allen earned her CPA accreditation in 1986, and a doctorate in Accountancy from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia in 1998.

Dr. Allen began her professional career as an auditor with the public accounting firm, Ernst and Whinney, CPAs (now Ernst and Young CPAs) in the Atlanta office, and was certified as an accountant (CPA) in the state of Georgia. She joined the faculty of Morehouse College as an instructor after spending five years with Ernst, where she remained for 25 years, successfully achieving the rank of full professor and the first female dean of the Business Administration and Economics unit of the college. Dr. Allen contributed throughout her career to the accounting profession and to the academic community through her volunteerism, commitment, and dedication to small business, community outreach, neighborhood development and mentoring. Dr. Allen also served on the SAGE peer review board and serves as a member of the City of Atlanta Audit Committee. Other service to the profession included serving as a reviewer for the AICPA Legacy Scholarship committee, a three year appointment to the Minority Initiatives Committee for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), serving as chair of the faculty subcommittee for two of the three years, and elected president and council representative for the Diversity Section of the American Accounting Association (AAA), the national association of accounting academics.

Dr. Allen’s past community service included her three term service on the board of directors of the Sweet Auburn Curb Market, financial advisor to the Southside Community Development Corporation, and financial consultant to the Atlanta Committee for Public Education, the Historic District Development Corporation, and the Atlanta Neighborhood Development Corporation. Dr. Allen completed competitive faculty fellowships with Morgan Stanley Bank, New York, and The Boeing Company, Seattle Washington. She was a charter member of the African American Accounting Doctoral Association (now AHNADA) founded and sponsored by the accounting firm KPMG and the PhD Project, an AICPA Doctoral Fellow, and a Kettering Public Scholar. She was a member of the national fraternities of Beta Alpha Psi, (accounting), Beta Gamma Sigma (business), and Omicron Delta Kappa (leadership). She was a former member of the Orchard Knob Missionary Baptist Church, and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

She is survived by a loving and devoted family, brother, Michael R. (Charleen) Allen; sisters, Dr. Vikki Allen, Valeria Allen, and Jennifer (Charles) Gore; loving aunt, Mrs. Mary B. Tull, aunt Willena Samples, of Nashville; and uncle Jimmie (Linda) Allen. on Monday, Feb. 5, at the funeral home. in the funeral home chapel on Monday.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at Orchard Knob Missionary Baptist Church, 1734 East 3rd Street, Chattanooga, TN 37404.

Interment will be in Forest Hills Cemetery.

Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622 9995.

Youngblood, Joan Carol Gray Lockaby

Joan Carol Gray Lockaby Youngblood , of Chattanooga, died suddenly on March 6, 2018, in a local hospital at age 85. A period of visitation with the family, and a celebration of Joan’s life, will be held in the coming days, with details to be announced soon. Arrangements are under the care of Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist East Chapel, 404 South Moore . (click for more)

Belue, Ormond Everett, Jr.

Ormond Everett Belue, Jr., 63, of Rossville, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at his home. He was a life long resident of the Chattanooga/North Georgia area and a member of the Battlefield Parkway Church of the Nazarene. Ormond worked at Brentag Chemical for 16 years. He enjoyed fishing and loved spending time with his daughter. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, . (click for more)

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Gifford, Vernon Eugene (Dunlap)

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Holbrooks, Nona L. (Summerville)

Nona L. Holbrooks, age 96, of Kelly Street, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at her residence. Born July 29, 1921, in Cherokee County, Al., she was a daughter of the late Ed and Flossie Hawthorn Ray. Mrs. Holbrooks was a member of North Summerville Baptist Church and retired from the meat market of the former Hurley’s Food Center in Summerville. . (click for more)

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