Japhanie Leroy Allen, age 19, of Richmond, Calif., died Wednesday, April 3, 2013.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 12, at the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel in Early, with Pastor Curt Schneider of Grace Lutheran Church officiating. A private family burial will follow in the Miles Cemetery.

Japhanie was born March 24, 1994, in Oakland, Calif., the son of Leroy Allen and Marceta Schumann Allen. He had lived most of his life in California except for a period of time when he lived in Brownwood with his grandmother and attended school at Brownwood High School. He later returned to California to complete school and attend a Junior College.

He is survived by his father, Leroy Allen of Richmond, Calif.; his grandmother, Leona Schumann Baldwin of Brownwood; his uncle, Grant Schumann and wife Natalie of Berkeley, Calif.; several other aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Marceta Schumann Sims.