Active pallbearers will be Ken LeGette, Bob LeGette, Sam Carnline, Bobby Hopkins, Kevin Kopler and Bubba Brogden. Honorary pallbearers will be Marvin Brown, Roy Jones, Charlie Hunter, Lumis Brown, Skeet Miller, Jim Ellis, Joe Kelly and Lee Gordan.
Mr. Allen was born on March 12, 1931, in Valdosta, GA, to the late Charlie Lewis Allen and Hettie Oakley Allen He served his country in the National Guard. On January 20, 1957, he married Mary Alderman Allen, in Valdosta. He worked in the construction industry at Allen Industrial Contractors. Mr. Allen was a member of the Cairo Country Club, the Kiwanis Club, and the Cairo First United Methodist Church. Survivors include: his wife, Mary Alderman Allen of Cairo, GA; sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Jane Allen of Thomasville, GA, Richard and Stella Allen of Cairo, GA; grandchildren, Crighton Allen of Thomasville, GA, Grace Allen of Thomasville, GA, Stuart Allen of Thomasville, GA, Carson Allen of Cairo, GA, Chandler Allen, Cairo, GA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold and Joanne Allen of Albany, GA, Alton and Donna Allen of McDonough, GA.
Mr. Allen was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie Lewis Allen and Hattie Oakley Allen; his brother, Charles Allen; and his sister, Julia Story.
Memorials can be made to Cairo First United Methodist Church, 318 South Broad Street, Cairo, GA 39828.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 6, 2010, at the funeral home.