Mr. Allen died Thursday, April 26, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
Born July 12, 1936, in Habersham County, he was a son of the late Clyde and Bonnie Lockman Allen. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Steve Oliver; and sisters, Louise Sosebee and Ruby Lee Allen.
Mr. Allen was a member of Hazel Creek Baptist Church, and proudly served in the United States Army. He enjoyed traveling to the mountains, eating sweets, fishing and was an animal enthusiast.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Louise Lathan Allen of Mt. Airy; daughter, Jeanette Oliver of Mt. Airy; son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Tammy Allen of Clarkesville; grandchildren, Hannah Allen of Clarkesville, and Rhonda and Marshell Parson of Maysville; great-grandchildren, Taylor and Trisha Parson; sister, Doris Hooper of Clarkesville; and brother, Earl Allen of Clarkesville.
Memorials may be made to the Hazel Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 243 Hazel Creek Church Road, Mt. Airy, GA 30563.
An online guest register is available and may be viewed at mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia was in charge of arrangements.
The Northeast Georgian
May 9, 2012