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Edward Stewart "Swole" Allen entered into eternal rest on Friday, May 6, 2016 at West Jefferson Hospital at the age of 73. He was born in Woodville, MS and was a longtime resident of Avondale, LA. He attended John H. Martyn High School in Shrewsbury, LA until he was drafted into the U.S. Army where he served 16 ½ years. He completed 2 tours in Vietnam. He was discharged as a Staff Sergeant. He married his lifelong friend, Lorraine James on August 13, 1966. Son of the late Robert and Addie M. Allen. Brother of Ester A. Dillon, Edna and Rose Allen. One sister-in-law, Florence Jenkins and 6 brother-in-law's, Lawrence (Marilyn), Leroy (Callista), Michael (Debra), Leon (Patricia), Earlest (Jacelyn), James and John C. Davis. Proceded in death by his father and mother, Robert and Addie Mae Allen, his father-in-law, Lawrence and mother-in-law Odessia M. James, his brothers, Robert Green, Albert and Larry Allen, sisters, Gloria Davis and Brenda Jones and a brother-in-law, Edward Dillon. Survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, devoted friend, Larry Cox and other relatives and friends. Pastors and members of Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, Morning Star Baptist Church and St. Bonaventure Catholic Church are cordially invited to the service on Monday, May 16, 2016 at D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA at 10am. Visitation will begin at 9am. Interment: Restlawn Cemetery, Avondale, LA. Please visit www.rhodesfuneral.com to sign the guestbook.