Mr. James (Bud) Allen, age 76, of Bethlehem passed away March 18, 2013. He was a member of Bethlehem First United Methodist Church and was a Mason for 50 years at Carter Hill. Mr. Allen was a self-employed cabinet maker.
He was preceded in death by his parents L. C and Ruth Allen; sister Shirley McDaniel and grandson Jacob Saunders. Mr. Allen was survived by his wife Clara Bell Allen; son Donnie (Cindy) Allen of Bethlehem; daughters, Kathy(Mike) Barrette of Winder, Marsha (Gerald Wiley) Saunders of Baldwin and Sandy Shaw of Bethlehem; grandchildren, Brooke Harris, Hannah Phelps, April Mashburn, Tammy Allen, Dustin Shaw, Angel Wood, Chandler Shaw, Rebekah Ryno, Hunter and Blace Shaw.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 pm on Wednesday, March 20 at Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 3:00 pm Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Bethlehem First United Methodist Church with Rev. Parker Benson officiating. Interment will be in Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to First United Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 235, Bethlehem, GA 30620