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Wednesday September 30th, 2020
12:00pm - 5:00pm

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Ronald Ogle Allen

REV. RONALD OGLE ALLEN,  age 87 of Athens, Tenn. went home to be with ther Lord on Friday, September 25, 2020, at his residence. Ronald served as a United Methodist minister in the Holston Conference in Tennessee, Virginia, and Georgia. Ron was born to the late  Colmer and Laura Allen in the community of Tranquillity in 1933. From Tranquillity the family moved to Athens where he attended North City Elementary School and McMinn County High School where he excelled in sports being chosen Football Captain his senior year. Graduating in 1951 he joined the U. S. Marine Corps and spent three years overseas in Hawaii and Japan. After the Marines he was employed by Bowaters for eight years. Attending TWC in Athens he obtained his B. S. in Education and for eight years he taught sixth grade at his own school at North City School. In receiving a call to preach he spent three years at Chandler School of Theology at Emory University where he earned a Masters of Theology degree and after retiring from the ministry Ron attended the Police Acadamy in Cleveland and was awarded the Physical Fitness Award. He was preceded in death by a daughter: Mitzi Caron Hurst and a son: William Ronald Allen. 
Survivors: Wife of 65 years: Letha Chappelear Allen of Athens, Tenn., Three Grandchildren and spouses: Wes and Aleah Hurst of Bryant, Ala., Laura and Eric Felton of Signal Mtn., Tenn. Dakota Hurst of Athens, Tenn., Six Great Grandchildren: Ethan Hurst, Ashlyn Hurst, Logan Hurst, Isaiah Felton, Grace Felton and Lily Hurst, Sister and Brother-in-law: Jeanette and Don Wattenbarger of Athens, Tenn. Brother and Sister-in-law: Dale Allen and Karen Allen of Athens, Tenn., and special friend and fellow runner Lorri Edwards and especially noted for her close relationship with the Allens. 
Graveside services 11:00 A.M. Thursday in Cedar Grove Cemetery with Military Honors and  the family officiating. Active Pallbearers will be Dakota Hurst, Andy Allen, Bronnie Allen, Ray Hurst, Eric Felton and Wes Hurst.  The body will lie in state at the  funeral home from 12:00P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Wednesday.  Condolences may be sent to www.laycock-hobbs.com/notices/Ronald-Allen. Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, Tenn. in charge of arrangements. 

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Ron was one of the sweetest men that I have ever met. He will sure be missed. May cherished memories help comfort you now and in the days ahead. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Jennifer Cole Nov 17 2020 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace you seek. Arrants and Ann Kennedy

Arrants Kennedy Oct 4 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear this news. He was my 5th grade teacher and daughter Mitzi and I were childhood friends. My thoughts and prayers are with this family Precious memories of my times with this amazing family

Lestina Hickman Wolfenden Oct 1 2020 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss, Ron was a good man, teacher, and friend. Prayers for the family.

Homer Franklin Boyd Sep 30 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ronald Allen

Reva Shultz Sep 30 2020 12:00 AM

Ron Allen was my 6th grade teacher. He was a fine person and always kind to everyone. God bless his family. Prayers to you.

June Crabtree Parham Sep 30 2020 12:00 AM

Our entire family is saddened to hear of the passing of Ronnie. Letha, our prayers and thoughts are with you. With deepest sympathies and much love,
Oletha Parris
Jeff & Holly Parris
Victor & Tracey Schwarz

Oletha Parris Sep 30 2020 12:00 AM

Ron was a MAN. He lived his faith and was greatly respected.

Raymond Barr Sep 29 2020 12:00 AM

We have many fond memories with the entire family. We are so sorry for your loss. We love you all very much. Margaret Mason and family

Margaret Mason Sep 29 2020 12:00 AM

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