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James and Jean Allen (PHOTO SUPPLIED)
James and Jean Allen

Posted on Jan. 29, 2014 at 6:04 p.m.

BRISTOL — James and Jean (Holt) Allen celebrated their 50th anniversary in December.

They were married Dec. 21, 1963, in Arkansas.

A celebration was Jan. 18, hosted by their son, Neal, and daughter-in-law Peggy at the Moose Lodge.

Mr. and Mrs. Allen established, owned and operated several restaurants in Bristol and Elkhart including: J & H Restaurant in Elkhart (1964-1984), River Inn in Bristol (1985-1988)and Bristol Street Cafe in Elkhart (1990 - currently owned and operated by Neal).

Their children are Neal Allen (Peggy) of Granger.

Their grandchildren are Michelle Kibbe of Granger, Tyler Allen of Elkhart and Sierra Allen of Granger. Their great-grandchildren are Madison and Mia Kibbe, both of Granger.