WATKINSVILLE - Allen Alfonzo Hunter, Sr., 86, died Wednesday, August 25, 2010, with his loving wife and family surrounding him as he ended his earthly journey to be with his Savior in heaven.
Mr. Hunter╒s pride and joy was his family who continue his legacy of love: his wife, Margaret Turnbull Hunter; his children, Sheila Hunter and Michael Small; Allen and Sharon Hunter, Jr.; James and Jenny Hunter; Mary and Paul Foles; Virginia and Danny Roberts; Vanessa and Jim Reid; his grandchildren, Amberly and Matt Doggendorf; Brock Hunter and Carrie Bragg; Justin and Shanda Foles; Elizabeth Foles and fiance', Alan Carroll; Hailey Hunter; Courtney Hunter; Meghan Jourbert and fiance', T. J. Peters; Micah Hunter Small, Seth Fleming, Hannah Fleming, Elijah Fleming, Brianna Roberts, Savannah Roberts, Kaitlynn Reid, and his joy, great-grandchildren, Allie Foles, Nicholas Foles, Isabella Mingledorff, andLandon Doggendorf.
He is appreciated by nieces and nephews; Beverly and Bob Bargfrede; Linda Hunter, Paula and O.P. Jones; Jimmy and Judy Flanagan and special family; Bart Mingledorff, Al Cuming, Carol and Ricky Dunn, Brenda Rusgrove, Guy and Theresa Gordon, cousins and friends.
Mr. Hunter╒s work experiences included manager of Southern Shoes, agent of National Life Insurance, owner of Hunter Bookland and bus driver for Oconee County Schools. He and Margaret married October 31, 1952 and shared almost 58 years of married commitment.
Preceding him in death were his parents, James L. and Queette Hunter, brothers, J.L. and Dorothy Hunter, Paul and Katherleen Hunter, infant brother and sisters; Mary Flanagan Cuming and Alton Flanagan and Virginia and Ralph Veale; also nieces, Patricia Hunter and Vicki Hunter McCain, his wife╒s parents, James and Lois Turnbull and brother, Lamont Turnbull, and other extended family members.
Special appreciation is offered by the family to St. Mary╒s Hospice; to Lisa, caregiver, to First Christian Church (DOC), Athens, many friends and neighbors who visited with Allen during his illness from thyroid cancer. The neighborly support and time shared was so special. Thank you to all.
The family invites you to a memorial service on Sunday August 29, at 3 p.m. at the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, Athens, GA. Burial will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park, followed by the receiving of friends at the Hunter home. The Revs. Alan Mace, Ray Austin and Michael Small will conduct the service. Pallbearers are his grandsons and honorary pallbearers are his granddaughters, Greg Pemberton and the Elders of First Christian Church.
The family will receive friends at Bridges Funeral Home on Saturday August 28, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and at the First Christian Church on Sunday one hour prior to the services.
Memorial donations in his name may be made to First Christian Church (DOC), 268 W. Dougherty St., Athens, GA 30601.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.