|Birth: ||Jan. 10, 1923|
|Death: ||Jul. 17, 2010|
"Our Hero," Mr. Hillard Grant Allen, affectionately known as "Paw-Paw," 87, peacefully passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2010, at Christian Ministries Hospice.
Mr. Allen was born on Jan. 10, 1923, in Lumber City, Ga., to the late Lynn Hamilton Allen and the late Pearl Coley Allen. He is preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Nettie Mae Crane Allen; one son, Terry Allen; two daughters, Diane Wright and Linda Mae Schultz; and a daughter-in-law, Cathy Allen. Mr. Allen retired after 33 years from Thomaston Mills, Griffin Division. He was a member of Victory Tabernacle Church of God. His passion in life was his faith in God, his wife, children and hard work.
Mr. Allen's memory will be cherished by his two daughters, Elaine (Paul) Johnson of High Point, N.C., and Barbara (Judd) Reeves of Brandon, Miss.; eight sons, Leroy (Joan) Allen, Charles Allen, Jerry Allen, Wayne (Anita) Allen, Carlton (Pam) Allen, and Lonnie Allen, all of Griffin, Richard (Sherline) Allen of Milner, Larry (Patricia) Allen of Monroe; 28 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Beatrice Moncrief, and Alice Corley; brothers, David Allen, and Franklin Allen; several nieces and nephews; and special caregiver, Shirley Dixon.
Funeral services for Mr. Hillard Grant Allen will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 20, 2010, in the Chapel of Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. The Rev. Greg Marsh will officiate. Interment will follow in Griffin Memorial Gardens. Friends visited the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 W. McIntosh Road, Griffin, is in charge of the arrangements. www.conner-westburyfuneralhome.com.
Read more: Griffin Daily News - Mr Hillard Grant Allen Jan 10 1923—July 17 2010 Griffin resident
Nettie Mae Crane Allen (1924 - 1994)*
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Created by: Rebekah Duncan Young
Record added: Sep 28, 2010
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