Mr. James "Bud" Allen, age 76, of Bethlehem passed away Monday, March 18, 2013.
Son of the late L.C. and Ruth Allen, he was a member of Bethlehem First United Methodist Church and was a Mason for 50 years at Carter Hill. He was a self-employed cabinet maker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Shirley McDaniel; and grandson, Jacob Saunders.
Survivors include: his wife, Clara Bell Allen; son, Donnie (Cindy) Allen of Bethlehem; daughters, Kathy (Mike) Barrette of Winder, Marsha (Gerald Wiley) Saunders of Baldwin and Sandy Shaw of Bethlehem; grandchildren, Brooke Harris, Hannah Phelps, April Mashburn, Tammy Allen, Dustin Shaw, Angel Wood, Chandler Shaw, Rebekah Ryno, Hunter and Blace Shaw.
Visitation will be from 6 – 9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20 at Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Thursday, March 21 at Bethlehem First United Methodist Church with Rev. Parker Benson officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First United Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 235, Bethlehem, GA 30620.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.