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Willis Ira Allen
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Birth: Feb. 10, 1916
Wilkinson County
Georgia, USA
Death: Apr. 19, 2002
Macon
Bibb County
Georgia, USA

IRWINTON - Willis Ira Allen, 86, died Friday, April 19, 2002, in Macon. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 9:00 Sunday at Reece Funeral Home in Jeffersonville. Funeral services will be held at 3P.M. Monday, April 22, 2002 in Allentown Methodist Church in Allentown, GA. Burial will be in the Allentown City Cemetery. Reverend Billy Wicker, Jeff Alligood and Reverend Bobby Gale will
officiate. -Mr. Allen, was born February 10, 1916 in Allentown, GA and was a lifelong resident of Wilkinson County. The son of the late Wyatt M. Allen and Mary Lou King Allen, he graduated in 1934 from Middle Georgia College and in 1937 from Mercer University School of Law and was a licensed attorney for more then 60 years. Mr. Allen served in the Army Air Corps during World War II with the 417th Bomb Group (Light) in the South Pacific. He was the Clerk of Superior Court of Wilkinson County for thirty-two years, Soil and Water Conservation Supervisor for Wilkinson County for thirty years, past president of the Ocmulgee Bar Association, and a member of the American Legion and VFW. He was a longtime member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Board at Four County Bank in
Allentown. Mr. Allen was a lifelong member and a longtime Steward of Allentown United Methodist Church. He was also a gardener, a fisherman, a teller of stories, and a lover of life. -A believer in the value of education, he established three scholarships; the Willis I Allen Scholarship Fund at the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, the Nellie Helton Allen Memorial Scholarship Fund at Middle Georgia College and the Hannah L. Allen Scholarship Fund at Wesleyan College. -Mr. Allen was married to the late Nellie
Helton Allen and is survived by his daughter: Hannah L. Allen, Macon; his sister: Mary Frances Nielsen, Allentown; his niece: Romona Derry, Allentown and several great-nephews and great nieces. -The family will welcome flowers or donations to the Willis I. Allen Scholarship Fund at the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, C/O Director of Development at Mercer University, 1400 Coleman Avenue, Macon, GA 31207. -Reece Funeral Home in Jeffersonville has charge of arrangements.

The Macon Telegraph 4-22-2002 Page 3 
 
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 Parents:
  Wyatt Meridth Allen (1868 - 1951)
  Mary Louise King Allen (1886 - 1952)
 
 Spouse:
  Nellie Frances Helton Allen (1917 - 1995)
 
Burial:
Allentown Cemetery
Wilkinson County
Georgia, USA
 
Created by: Frances Bowen Frost
Record added: Apr 25, 2008
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Willis Ira Allen
Added by: Frances Bowen Frost
 
Willis Ira Allen
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