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2017-03-15 / Obituaries

James 'Jim' Allen

JAMES ‘JIM’ ALLEN, 71, Oneonta, died March 6, 2017. A member of Fairview Missionary Baptist Church, he worked as a millwright for Stockham Valve and Americold and was owner/operator of Allen's Heating and Air for many years. He enjoyed raising cattle, spending time with his family, and working. Predeceasing him were parents Herman and Lois Murphree Allen and sister Wadie Edwards.

Surviving are wife Anne Reeves Casey Allen; daughters Sandie Allen Buchanan, Cleveland, Shari Allen (Steven) Hawkins, Oneonta, Jeanie Allen (Bobby) Walker, Cleveland; stepdaughter Carrie Casey Swann, Oneonta; stepson Scott (Candina) Casey, Cullman; grandchildren Josh Casey, Courtney Buchanan ( Jake) Gossett, Christopher Swann, Andrew Casey, Shawn Casey, Emma Hawkins, Abbi Walker, Sara Hawkins, Brady Walker; great-granddaughter Katherine Casey; sisters Bonnie (Billy Joe) Sherrer, Betty Scott, Maxine (Grady) Cooper, all of Cleveland, Pauline (Melvin) Hawkins, Cullman, Shirley ( Jimmy) Mason, Cleveland.

Jeff Daily and Glenn Elrod officiated the 1 p.m. service held March 9 at Lemley Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Oak Hill Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Andrew Casey, Shawn Casey, Brady Walker, Josh Casey, Christopher Swann, and Jake Gossett. The family suggests memorial donations to the American Cancer Society, Mt. Joy Cemetery, or to a charity of your choice.

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