Willie Matt Allen

Willie Matt Allen, 87, of Rock-port, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007.

Services were held Wednesday, Dec. 26, from Stringer Family Funeral Home in Hazlehurst with interment in Georgetown Cemetery.

Mr. Allen, born Aug. 17, 1920, was proud to be a U.S. Army vet¬eran of WWII. He was one of 13 children born to the late John and Edna Allen, longtime resi¬dents of Georgetown.

Mr. Allen was preceded in death by brother J.D. Allen; sis¬ters, Lil Barrett and Leona Vitable; and granddaughter, Paula Faye Honea.

Survivors include: sons, Pete Allen and wife June of Brandon and Tim Allen and wife Brenda of Arley, AL; daughters, Liz Rogers and husband William of Jasper, TX and Paula Walls and husband Terry of Hodgenville, KY; brothers, Neal Allen and Wife Clara of Harrisville, Earl Allen and wife Melba of Rockport and Beavers Allen and wife Bil¬lie of Rockport; sisters, Ruth Taylor and husband J.W. of Rockport, Jean Fitzhugh of Mor¬ton, Myrtis Thompson of George¬town, Betty Wilcox and husband Moshe Akiva of Colorado Springs, CO, Nyoka McLendon and husband Tommy of Pearl, Loyce Root and husband Tom of Madison; eight grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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