George C. Allred Portage George C. Allred, age 74 of Portage, IN, passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at the Portage Community Hospital. George was born in Blount Springs, Alabama on March 6, 1931 to Carter and Ersel (Mayfield) Allred. He was a long time area resident and was retired from Iron Workers Local 395 with 30 years service. He was a life member of the Ivory C. Tolle Masonic Lodge, which merged with Dunes Masonic Lodge in 1992 and was a member of the Scottish Rite Valley of South Bend. He was very active with the Orak Shriner's and the Orak Shriner's Child Transportation group. He had a great interest in helping all children, especially his grandchildren. He was a very devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. He touched everyone he came in contact with and had a special gift of humor. George is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: CE and Michael Allred; and a sister, Donna Miller. George is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn; his daughter, Cynthia (Mark) Devyak of Portage, IN; grandson, Markie; his godchild, Velda Melton of Portage, IN; his grandchildren: Jeffrey, Jadelynn and Gia; beloved sister, Bonnie (John) Coules of Portage,IN; two brothers: Bill Allred of Valparaiso, IN and Florida, Rod R. Allred of Valparaiso, IN; special nephew, Greg (Daniella) Coules of New York; and other dear nieces and nephews and many special friends. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2005, 1:00 p.m. at the Rees Funeral Home, Olson Chapel, 5341 Central Avenue, Portage, IN with Mr. John Berlin officiating. Cremation services through Calvary Cemetery and Crematory, Portage, IN. Friends may call on Friday from 2-8 p.m. at Rees Funeral Home, Olson Chapel, Portage, IN. A Masonic service will be held on Friday at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Orak Shriners's Hospital fro Cripples Children in George's memory. For information call 762-3013.
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Rees Funeral Home, Olson Chapel - Portage
5341 Central Ave. Portage, IN 46368
Published in The Times on Mar. 11, 2005