Mr. William Edward Allen
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Graveside services for William Edward Allen will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, September 17, 2012 with Dr. Cliff Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Forest Park Cemetery, Shreveport, under the direction of Osborn Funeral Home.
The family requests that visitation be observed Sunday at Hixson Brothers, Alexandria from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and will continue on Monday at Osborn Funeral Home from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
Mr. Allen, 85, of Alexandria passed away Friday, September 14, 2012, in his residence.
He was a graduate of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, an Army Veteran and a member of First Methodist Church, Shreveport, a longtime resident of Shreveport. Mr. Allen was a retired Partner of Heard, McElroy & Vestal of Shreveport.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Guy and Elizabeth Orr Allen; brothers, Jack Allen and Guy Allen.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Mary Mattison Allen of Alexandria, formerly of Shreveport; son, Murray Allen and wife, Donna Kouba Allen of Midlothian, Texas; daughter, Lesley Allen Gathright and husband, Douglas of Alexandria; grandchildren, Jennifer Gathright, Emily Gathright, Matt Allen and wife, Audrianna, Christy Allen.
The Family would like to express gratitude to the Staff of Emeritus and Oasis Hospice.
To extend online condolences to the Allen family, please visit us at www.hixsonbrothers.com.
Published in Shreveport Times on Sept. 16, 2012