Mr. Allen went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville following a brief illness.
A life-long native of Habersham County, he was born on June 28, 1934, to the late Rev. Percy and Tannie Roberts Allen.
Mr. Allen worked for 32-1/2 years with Clarkesville Mill and retired after 20 years with Peachtree Windows and Doors. Coleman enjoyed life to the fullest, loved spending time with his family and grandchildren, was an avid car enthusiast, and most of all loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ of whom he was not ashamed to share about with many others. He also enjoyed going to church and traveling around to hear Gospel singing.
Survivors include his loving wife of 58 years, Della Mae Wilbanks Allen of Clarkesville; sons and daughters-in-law, Oaklon and Sheila Allen of Demorest, Bart and Kim Allen of Dacula; sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Herbert Edwards of Clarkesville; grandchildren, Blake Allen and Mark Allen of Athens, Hannah Allen and Luke Allen of Dacula; several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to the Independent Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1384, Demorest, GA 30535.
Those wishing to express online condolences to the family may do so by visiting whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, of Demorest.
The Northeast Georgian
November 2, 2011