O.G. Allen, Jr. ’48

O.G. Allen, Jr. ’48 passed away August 8, 2006. His higher education included both a bachelor’s degree in biology from Davidson College and a master’s in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in China during World War II. He served as secretary and treasurer of Hine-Bagby Co. from 1954 to 1982. He was on the board of the Menswear Retailers of America and also served as president of the North and South Carolina Men’s Retail Association. He was also a member of the Jaycees and the Civitan Club. He used his gift and love of music by singing in the First Baptist Church choir for forty years and by singing in the Winston-Salem Singer’s Guild for several years. While he was able, he attended Sunday school and served on the board of deacons. He was an avid golfer, and one of his joys was a good round of golf. Survivors include his wife, Emily Hine Allen, 1466 Old Town Rd, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27106; two daughters, Betsy Hood and her husband, William, of Raleigh and Marty Cook and her husband, Jim, of Winston-Salem; grandsons David Hood and wife, Lauren, Ben Hood and Preston Cook; and granddaughter Lesley Cook. He was predeceased by his brother, R.Worth Allen; and is survived by several nieces and nephews.