Valdosta Daily Times

Obituaries

May 23, 2013

William (Bill) Allen

VALDOSTA — William (Bill) Allen, 78, of Statenville, died on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at the Langdale Hospice House following a short illness. He was born on Sept. 13, 1934, in O’Steen, Fla., to the late John and Eva Campbell Allen. He was a retired Master Chief BTCM from the U.S. Navy after 34 years of honorable service. During his time in the Navy, he served in the Korean Conflict and the war in Viet Nam. Bill loved to fish, laugh, pull a good practical joke and maintained his sense of humor to the very end. He was of the Methodist faith.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Catherine Allen of Statenville; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Chad Pafford also of Statenville; son and daughter-in-law, John and Rose Allen of San Diego, Calif.; a daughter, Brenda Felton of Tallahassee, Fla.; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Gil Counts of St. Marys, Ga.; son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Tracy Allen of Tallahassee, Fla.; grandchildren, Kaycee Pafford, Eli Pafford, Aubry Alexis Felton, Nikki Felton, Jonathon Counts and his wife Brittany, Robert Counts; two great-grandchildren, Connor Counts and Mila Felton; a sister, Mary Ann Chaney of Valdosta; and a brother, Jack Allen of Jacksonville, Fla.; brother-in-law, Warren Knight of Lake Park; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandsons, Ryan Allen and Jed Allen; a brother, Pete Allen; and three sisters, Mildred Ladrow, Ellen Knight and Bessie Allen.

Services for Bill Allen will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 24, 2013, in the chapel of the McLane Lakewood Funeral Home with the  Rev. Farrell Harper and Pastor Chris Martin officiating. Burial will follow in McLane Riverview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the McLane Lakewood Funeral Home.

Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at www.mclanecares.com. — McLane Lakewood Funeral Home, Lake Park

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • Kim Ann Erickson Caylor

    Kim Ann Erickson Caylor, 61, died July 16, 2014, at her home in Lometa, Texas.

    July 23, 2014

  • Albert Sterling Garnto

    Albert Sterling Garnto, 71, of Valdosta, Ga., passed away Monday, July 21, 2014, at South Georgia Medical Center.

    July 23, 2014

  • Justin Chase Grice

    Justin Chase Grice, 21, of Valdosta, Ga., died suddenly on Sunday, July 20, 2014.

    July 23, 2014

  • obit Keshia Clark Program Pict copy.jpg Keshia Laverne Clark

    `Keshia Laverne Clark was born to Ethel Clark and the late Odell Clark, March 4, 1970, in Valdosta, Ga.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ruby Idella Hall

    Ruby Idella Hall, 94, of Valdosta, Ga., passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014 in the Heritage Pruitt Health Nursing Home.

    July 22, 2014

  • Carolyn Ann Webb

    Rev. Carolyn Ann Webb, 69, of Alapaha, Ga., died Friday July 18, 2014 in the Tift Regional Medical Center.

    July 22, 2014

  • Justin Chase Grice

    Justin Chase Grice, 21, of Valdosta, Ga., died suddenly on Sunday, July 20, 2014.

    July 21, 2014

  • Jeannie Shiver Winters Helton

    Jeannie Shiver Winters Helton, 69, of Valdosta died Saturday, July 19, 2014 at her residence after a lengthy illness.

    July 20, 2014

  • Danny Earl Woodcock

    Danny Earl Woodcock, 76, of Valdosta died Friday, July 18, 2014 at Langdale Hospice House.

    July 20, 2014

  • Phyllis Napier Smith

    Mrs. Phyllis Napier Smith, 80, passed away, Saturday, July 19, 2014, at her residence, following a short illness.

    July 20, 2014

Top News
Poll

School starts again in about two weeks. What do you think?

It's still summer. School starts too soon.
Seems like the right time to return.
Abolish summer recess. Make school year-round.
     View Results