CARTHAGE — Funeral services for Mr. Conrad Joseph Allison, 93, of Carthage, Texas, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 4, 2012, at Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Mervin Scott and the Rev. Danny Carter officiating. Burial will follow in Macedonia Cemetery under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Family visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today December 3, 2012, at the funeral home. Mr. Allison passed away December 2, 2012, at his home in Carthage.
Mr. Conrad Joseph Allison was born May 26, 1919, in Panola County, Texas. He was the youngest of 10 children born to the marriage of George Thomas and Eliza Fite Allison Sr. Conrad was a life-long resident of Panola County and graduated from Carthage High School in 1936 and later graduated from Texas A&M State College in 1941.
While at A&M, he was a member of the Corps of Cadets Calvary Unit. Mr. Allison served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II
. On February 12, 1948, he married Fay Cassity and together they celebrated 37 years until she preceded him in death on July 2, 1985.
Conrad was a self-employed rancher, raising cattle and timber. He was a member of Pisgah United Methodist Church, a founding member of the Panola County Cattleman's Association, member of the Texas Forestry Association, the American Legion and the Texas A&M University
Alumni Association. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and spending time with family.
Mr. Allison is survived by his four children, Jean Allison Bunyard and husband, Guy, Joe Allison and wife, Pam, Sam Allison and wife, Amy, all of Carthage, and Charlie Allison and wife, Helen, of Richardson; grandchildren, Katie Allison Laxson and husband, Brandon, Jennifer Yates Register and husband, Toby, Ashlee Allison Alexander and husband, Billy, Trenton Allison, Nathan Yates, Haley Allison Hilton and husband, Zach, Dan Allison and wife, Rachael, Aubrey Allison and John Allison; one stepgranddaughter, Leslie Bunyard Glaze; nine great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Reba Cassity Neal of Corsicana; numerous other relatives and a host of friends.
He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Adam Allison.
Serving as pallbearers will be his grandsons and grandsons-in-law.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Mr. Allison's wonderful caregivers and to Heart'sWay Hospice.
If desired, memorials may be made to the Macedonia Cemetery Fund, 2155 U.S. Hwy 79 South, Carthage, TX 75633; to
, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or to the