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“Sally, My thoughts have been with you these past few weeks. Allen was such a talented and delightful man and he will be missed. I know the...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Dottie LaFitte - Columbia, SC

“Sally and Children, You have been in my prayers the past few days. My prayer is that memories of Allen's faithfulness and devotion to you all will...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Rosemary Fort Bailes - Walhalla, SC

“Sally, so sorry for your loss. Allen was an outstanding South Carolinian and he will be widely missed. You and your family are in our thoughts...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Gordon B. Sherard, Jr. - SC

“I join with so many others who knew Allen in offering my deepest sympathy on his passing. Thoughts and prayers to Sally,Dale and the rest of the...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Irv Wiese - Columbia, SC

“So sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
5 of 21 | Posted by: Cindy Kirby - Los Angeles, CA

“Dear Sally, Please accept my sincerest condolences for the loss of your beloved husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Lynda Bagwell Bowman - Greenville, SC

“Allen was one of the most gifted designers/architects I have ever met. He has certainly left many beautiful marks on this earth. My deepest...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Robbie Brax - Lexington, SC

“earth lost the most creative man with thousands of ideas.......who was the salt of the earth....kind to all and totally devoted to his beautiful...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: claire way - gastonia, NC

“Sally, I am so saddened to learn of Allen's passing. I just was by his office recently and he seemed to be his old jolly self. He was, without...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Paul Scott - Chapin, SC - Friend

“Sally - I was so shocked and saddened to see your loss this morning. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry. So...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Carolyn Beck - Lexington, SC

“Sally our though's and prays are with you and your family Love In Christ ”
11 of 21 | Posted by: Charles and Janet McNeely - SC

“Fran: My deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of your beloved Dad. Please know that everyone here at DHEC is concerned and...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: Patricia Witt - Irmo, SC

“Sally, we were deeply saddened to learn of Allen's death this morning. Our families go back many years and my wife Sally and I send our most sincere...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: David Wakefield - SC

“I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I talked with him when he came in for an appointment and enjoyed being able to catch up with him and your family....Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Melinda Suber Eargle - chapin , SC

“Sally, Fran and Bill and family, I was so saddened to hear of Allen's passing. Please accept my sincere sympathy for your loss. I will be thinking...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Jim and Cheryl Suber - Chapin , SC

“Please accept our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Bob @ Bobbie Dawson Bone ”
16 of 21 | Posted by: Bob & Bobbie Bone - Anderson, SC

“Dear Sally and family, So sorry to hear about Allen. He will truly be missed by all that knew him. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. ...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Sue Morgan - Heath Springs, SC

“Sally, Fran, Bill, Dale and Family, I'm very saddened by the news of Allen's passing. I feel very fortunate to have had the experience to work, and...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: Nicholas Gerstner - San Francisco, CA

“Dear Sally, VERY sorry to hear about Allen's death. He was a brilliant man, who made many contributions to the South Carolina. You and your...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Barbara D. Rogers - Raleigh, NC

“Sally, please know that I am thinking of you and your family and remembering Allen's wonderful contributions to society. ”
20 of 21 | Posted by: Donald Kay - Columbia, SC

“Sally, Deepest sympathy is extended to you and your family in you loss. May God bless and comfort each of you during this very sad and...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Jean Wilson O'Barr - Anderson, SC


COLUMBIA Allen Sims Marshall, 75, departed this life on November 5, 2012 after a brief illness.
Born October 4, 1937 in Lancaster, South Carolina, he was the son of the late William Burrell Marshall and Pearl Hutson Marshall. Allen attended Heath Springs High School and Clemson University. He was a founding member of Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church, where he recently designed a Ministry Building addition to his original church design. He attended Salem Methodist Church, Washburn, N.C. when at his mountain home. Allen was also a member of the Columbia Oyster Club and the Palmetto Club.
Allen was the president of Architrave, Inc., an architectural firm, and designed more than fifty churches throughout South Carolina and more than a thousand residential and commercial projects. He passionately believed that quality design was important and he applied that passion throughout his life. He was a professional artist who painted hundreds of paintings and mastered multiple media and was a garden designer who "painted with flowers." Allen touched the lives of many people and enjoyed doing so.
Allen donated his time to projects that he felt were important for his state and community, including serving many years on the Lexington County Zoning Board of Adjustments. Among his most significant creations were the design for the South Carolina Vietnam Monument and the World War I Monument which anchor Memorial Park in Columbia.
He served on the park's advisory board and donated his services to help assure that each of the monuments in the park upheld the park's design standards.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Sally, with whom he recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary; daughter, Fran Marshall of Columbia; son, Bill Marshall (Renee LaHue) of Charleston and their children, Bill Law and Sarah. In addition to his parents, Allen was predeceased by his two brothers, W.C. Marshall of Lancaster, S.C. and Albert Hutson Marshall of Wilson, N.C.
Over the past two years Allen had been working to develop the South Carolina War Dog Memorial planned for Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family would encourage contributions to the War Dog Memorial Fund, c/o Smith Barney, P.O. Box 7277, Columbia, SC 29202 or the Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 6952 Saint Andrews Road, Columbia, S.C. 29212.
The family will receive visitors at their home at 108 Rustic Court, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7, 2012. The memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 8, 2012, at Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church with Dr. Dale Welden officiating. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. There will be a brief graveside service on Friday, November 8, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. at Silver Brook Cemetery in Anderson, S.C.