WHITEHALL – Doris Allen, 69, died Tuesday, June 8, 2010.
A native of Lakeland, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Claude Danish Pope and Bertie Abigail Dean. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, William “Billy” Thomas Allen; stepmother, Carrie Smith; brothers, Claude “Pete” Pope and Jack Pope; and a sister, Chris Lorine Brewer.
Survivors include six children, Billy Ray (Bonnie Faye) Allen, Colbert, Diane (Frank) Tyner, Danielsville, Wanda (Charles) Williamson, Jefferson, Brenda (Pat) Palmer, Winterville, Cindy (Jimmy) Walker, Crawford, and Gwen (Bob) Milligan, Cartersville; sisters, Gladys Morgan, Cora Bell Qualls, and Helen Drew, all of Green Cove Springs, Fla.; sisters-in-law, Winifred Pope and Shirley Dills; six grandsons; four granddaughters; seven step-grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 11, at 1 p.m., from the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, with the Rev. Buford Lockman officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Wendell Nelms, Dallas Gabriel, Jeremy Sudberry, Brandon Sudberry, Joshua Hall and Justin Hall. Honorary pallbearers will be Buddy Hammond, Billy Quarles, Kenneth Hanley, Bruce Hild and Glenn Doster.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday, June 10, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Flowers are optional. Memorials may be made to Odyssey Hospice.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.