Mr. William Leon Allen

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Mr. William Leon Allen of Buford passed away Monday, May 10, 2010, at the age of 85. Mr. Allen was born in Forsyth County on Feb. 10, 1925. He graduated from Cumming High School in 1943. He worked for Lockheed in Marietta for 37 years before retiring in 1987. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Buford, where he served for many years as a deacon. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother. He enjoyed fishing and gardening.
Mr. Allen was preceded in death by his mother, Sarah Barrett Allen; father, John Bester Allen; sisters, Faye Allen Marjenhoff, Mamie Allen Fowler, Edna Allen; brothers, B.J. Allen, Emory Allen, Robert Allen; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bolden and Dessie Puckett.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jeanette Puckett Allen; son and daughter-in-law, Drew and Donna Allen of Columbia, Tenn.; daughter and son-in-law, Stacy and Ricky Waycaster of Buford; son, Lane Allen of Buford; grandchildren, Stephanie and T.J. Golden of Spring Hill, Tenn., Nicholas and Felicia Waycaster of Buford, Heather Allen of Columbia, Tenn., Jessica and J.C. Sawyer of Buford; great-grandchildren, Halle and Aniston Golden of Spring Hill, Tenn., Carter and Madison Waycaster of Buford, Taylor Sawyer of Buford; sister, Sara Allen Smith of Cumming.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, May 13, at 2:30 p.m. at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 12, from 3-5 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Buford Building Fund in memory of Mr. William Leon Allen.
Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel in Buford is in charge of arrangements.
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Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, Inc.
3481 Hamilton Mill Rd. NE
Buford, GA 30519
(770) 945-6924
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Published in ForsythNews.com from May 11 to May 14, 2010