LOCKHART — Mr. Dewayne “Buddy” Allen, 77, husband of Murrell “Butchie” Allen, 302 S. 6th St., Lockhart, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.
Mr. Allen was born in Lockhart, March 14, 1935, a son of the late Fred and Annie Crocker Allen. Mr. Allen was a graduate of Lockhart High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was retired from Chester Telephone Co., and had previously worked with Lockhart Power for 25 years. He was a Mason and was a member of First Baptist Church of Lockhart. Mr. Allen was the last surviving member of the original Riverside Boys.
Surviving in addition to his wife of 56 years, Butchie, are a daughter, Kellie Allen of Lockhart; two sons, Monty Allen and wife Stacy of Nashville, TN and Mike Allen and wife Sylvia of Union; a sister, Virginia Bailey of Abbeville; a sister-in-law, Janice Allen of Lockhart; and four granchildren, Lucas Kyle Allen, Catherine Leigh Allen, MacKenzie Greer Allen, and Grayson Lane Allen.
Mr. Allen was predeceased by a brother, Elderidge “Tiny” Allen.
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 at Lockhart First Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Ben Hill. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.
Active pallbearers will be Tom Fowler, Sam Parker, Arnold Childers, Jantzen Childers, Jason Childers, Logan Vanderford, Freddie Gault, David Turner, Jeff Sanders, Tracy Rash, Tony McLeod and Topper Gibson.
Visitation will be held at Lockhart First Baptist Church Tuesday evening beginning at 7 p.m.
The family wishes to express their thank you to Mr. Allen’s special caregivers, Logan Vanderford and the nurses and staff of Harmony Care Hospice.
Memorials may be made to the Youth and Children’s Ministries of Lockhart First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 190, Lockhart, S.C. 29364.
The family will be at the home, 302 S. 6th St., Lockhart.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc.