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Willard D. Allen
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Birth: Jun. 20, 1932
Cherokee County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Nov. 24, 2011
Cherokee County
North Carolina, USA

Murphy - Willard D. Allen, 79, died Thursday, November 24, 2011. He was a native and lifetime resident of Cherokee County. In his early years, he worked for J.H. Duncan and later was owner and operator of Petroleum Equipment Service, retiring in 1994. Willard was a member of the Murphy Volunteer Fire Department, the Montgomery Masonic Lodge No. 426 where he had served as past master, the Cherokee County Rescue Squad, and past member of the Murphy Jaycees and the Decker's Coffee Crew.

He was the son of the late Elden and Ada Davis Allen.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Mae Eller Allen, a daughter, Karen Gooch and husband, Jeff of Murphy; two sons, Dale Allen and wife, Betty, and Eddie Allen and wife, Tracy, all of Murphy; two brothers, Howard Allen of Murphy and Tim Allen of Lafayette, GA; his stepmother, Willie Allen of LaFayette; seven grandchildren, Chandler and Morgan Gooch, Drew, Lauren, and Zack Allen, and Chad and Travis Decker; and four great grandchildren, Chloe, Eli, Avery, and Kaitlyn Decker.

Funeral services will be held at 7:00 PM Saturday, November 26, 2011 in the Chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy with Rev. Harold Stiles officiating. Interment will be 2:00 PM Sunday, November 27, 2011 in the Liberty Baptist Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4-6:45 Saturday evening at the Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy prior to the services.

The family requests memorials be made in memory of Willard D. Allen to the American Heart Association , PO Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058.

Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of all arrangements.

Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on November 26, 2011 
Family links: 
  Elden B Allen (1904 - 1999)
  Ada Bell Davis Allen (1892 - 1960)
  Luther Burgess (1912 - 1983)**
  Duel Burgess (1920 - 1944)**
  Willard D. Allen (1932 - 2011)
*Calculated relationship
Liberty Community Cemetery
Cherokee County
North Carolina, USA
Maintained by: Jean Sherlin
Originally Created by: Poppy
Record added: Nov 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81071913
Willard D. Allen
Added by: Dana Kimsey Allen
Willard D. Allen
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May you rest in peace.
- Poppy
 Added: Nov. 27, 2011

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