C.L. “Goose” Allen, 70, of Arkadelphia, passed on Dec. 22, 2013. He was born Dec. 12, 1943, in Vaden, son of R.C. and Armenter Pigg Allen. Allen was a member of Church of the Living God Pillar of Ground and Truth in Vaden. He was a retired employee of Georgia Pacific in Gurdon. Allen was preceded in his passing by his parents; and one sister, Annie Allen Williams. He leaves memories in the hearts of his beloved wife, Dorothy Lock Allen; three sons, Michael Allen, Calvin Allen and DaShawn Allen, all of Arkadelphia; four grandchildren; two sisters, Hazel Allen of Arkadelphia, and Rosia Davis of Manchester; and five brothers, Williams “Bill” Allen of Hot Springs, D.L. Simpson of Sparkman, Charles Allen, Aaron Allen and Milton Allen, all of Vaden. Public visitation will be held Dec. 26, from 3-6 p.m., at the funeral home. Home going services will be held Friday, Dec. 27, at 11 a.m., at Davis Memorial Church Of God In Christ where Elder Benny Johnson is the pastor and will officiate. Interment will be in Vaden Cemetery. Services are provided by Williams Funeral Home. To sign the guestbook in memory of Mr. Allen, go to www.funeralsatwilliams.com.