Murray Lane Allen died on Oct. 15 and was buried in Hughes Springs, Texas, on Oct. 18.

Mr. Allen was born Oct. 5, 1935, to Joe Lane and Nora Allen.  

He was a 1954 graduate of Hughes Springs High School.  

He attended Texas A&M University and graduated from East Texas State Teacher’s College in 1958 with a bachelor’s degree in music education.  

He earned his master’s degree in education from Stephen F. Austin State University.

He served as band director for the Sabine, Beckville, Carthage, Mount Pleasant and Hughes Springs school districts. 

After teaching he became a real estate broker in Longview.  He later worked as a purchasing agent for the H.B. Zachary Company and the Texas Department of Corrections.  

Mr. Allen is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Mary Ann.

He is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Melissa and David Baumgardner, Virginia and Javier Rincones and Dinah and Kenny Morgan; four grandchildren, Brett Morgan, Meredith Morgan, Anna Baumgardner and Sam Baumgardner; and one sister and brother-in-law, Lola Ann and E.J. Hubacek; one step-daughter and step son-in-law, Kathy and Ken Brents; step grandchildren, Ashley and Matt Atkins and Ben and Jenn Andrews; and one great-grandson.