|Birth: ||Feb. 20, 1843|
|Death: ||Dec. 2, 1928|
Friday, December 14, 1928
Feb. 20, 1843, and Dec. 2, 1928, mark the beginning and ending of the life of one of our useful and highly esteemed citizens, George Elbert Allender. He was a son of the late James J. and Mary Stout Allender. He was one of seven children, Elizabeth, Emeline, Jane and Charlie having passed on before, while two aged brothers, William and Ben Allender survive. He came of sturdy pioneer stock, his forefathers coming to Kentucky from Pennsylvania in the eighteenth century. His father lived for a number of years at Rome, Ohio, where George was born, but the family moved back to Kentucky when he was 5 years old. He lived for 70 odd years near Caddo, this county.
He was united in marriage to Eglantine Sharp on June 8, 1869. They lived a happy married life for nearly fifty years, when his beloved wife was called home Oct. 7, 1917. To this union were born six children, two dying in infancy, and one, Herbert, lived to reach young adulthood. Those living are Otis of Concord, Nolan of Nelson County and Arvel or Oklahoma. He is also survived by thirteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren, also two brothers, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was a loving and indulgent father, a good neighbor, and he was ever ready to lend a helping hand to those in distress and do what he could for the upbuilding of his community.
He professed his faith in his Savior in his youth and united with the M.E. Church at Pine Grove, and remained a steadfast member all of his life. He had been living with his son, Nolan, at Bardstown for more than a year. For the past 5 months his health failed him rapidly, and on Dec. 2 his spirit took its flight back to the God who gave it, where he would meet his wife, children and other kindred who were at the pearly gates to welcome him to that everlasting home. His body was borne back to the home of his son Otis Allender on Dec. 4, and the next day funeral services were conducted at the Pine Grove Church by his pastor, the Rev. Ormsby of Lenoxburg M.E. Church. A high tribute was paid to his life, stating that he was heard to say that he was willing and ready to go home. After the service at the church, his body was laid to rest in the Beautiful Lenoxburg Cemetery by the side of his wife and [?] the resurrection.
The pall-bearers were his three sons, Otis, Arvel and Nolen Allender; his grandson, Sherman Allender; nephew Samuel Allender, and Lawrence Holmes, a close friend of the family.
Another link in our chain is broken,
The voice we loved is stilled.
A place in our home is vacant
Which no one but father can fill.
But in that heavenly mansion,
We will all meet again,
Where all broken chains are united
To complete the golden chain.
We saw him suffering, heard him sigh,
With throbbing heart and weeping eyes;
But now he calmly sleeps at last,
All grief and pain and suffering past
In the death of George Allender we lose another of our old-time friends. We used to visit that home and enjoyed our visits so much. The boys were fine and we deeply sympathize with them in the passing of their father. He has gone the way of all the earth and we too are to follow on. As it has been the custom through the ages to carry the dead back home for burial, so "Uncle" George sleeps with those of his kin and friends who have gone on before in the beautiful Lenoxburg Cemetery.
Eglantine Sharp Allender (1846 - 1917)
Arvel Sherman Allender (1877 - 1961)*
Created by: James R. Columbia
Record added: Oct 23, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43429775