James Gregory Allen and Carolyn Samantha Black would like to announce their forthcoming marriage on Dec. 27 at 7 p.m. The couple will unite in marriage, including a ceremony for unification as a family, at the Carriage House of the Ramada Inn, Paintsville, with a reception to follow.
Samantha is the daughter of Grace Combs of Garrett and the late Jerry M. Combs. She is a 1995 graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy in Oxford, Miss. She is currently employed as a pharmacist in eastern Kentucky and has one son, Benjamin, who attends June Buchanan High School.
Greg is the son of James “Jitter” and Emily Allen of Martin. He is a 1987 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, and a 1991 graduate of Salmon P. Chase College of Law in northern Kentucky. He is currently employed as an attorney at Riley and Allen Law Offices in Prestonsburg.