James Reed Allen

December 20, 1930September 9, 2018

Celebration of Life Services for James Reed Allen 87, will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday at Wheeler Grove Baptist Church, Bro. Shane Evetts and Bro. Steve Byrd officiating, interment will follow in Wheeler Grove Cemetery. James died Sunday September 9, 2018 in Corinth; he was a member of Wheeler Grove Baptist Church. He was a retired farmer, he was an avid deer and coon hunter. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by his wife of 68 years Mable Allen; his parents; Harry B. Allen and Ophelia Green Allen; brother, Lawrence Allen; sister, Barbara McDowell; son in law; Ricky Wilbanks, great grandson; Bo Bonds and great granddaughter Sadee Mae Wilbanks.

Survived by his daughters, Sandra Allen Bonds (Tommy), Sarah Allen Wilbanks; Grandchildren, Brian Bonds (Alanna) Byron Bonds (Crystal) Brad Bonds (Tara) Brent Wilbanks (Suzie) Beth Price (Eric) Brice Wilbanks (Anna); 9 Great Grandchildren; Sister, Jewel Leonard; brother-in-law, Richard (Shorty) Forman (Betty): Sisters-in-law, Evelyn Forman Switcher, Eva Forman Bright and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons; Brian Bonds, Byron Bonds, Brad Bonds, Brent Wilbanks, Brice Wilbanks, Eric Price

Honorary Pallbearers will be his great grandsons; TY Bonds, T.J. Bonds, Jake Wilbanks, Slayden Price, Sawyer Price

Visitation will be 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. Monday Night at Wheeler Grove Baptist Church and 12:00 to service time Tuesday prior to services.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Arrangements under the direction of McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors.


  • Family and Friends Gathering Monday, September 10, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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Roy Oaks

September 11, 2018

To the family of Mr Allen and the Wilbanks Family we send our condolences in your time of sorry. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Roy and Pat Oaks

Joel Weiher

September 10, 2018

Sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers.

don hastings

September 10, 2018

i am sorry for your lose.i remember working with mr allen at cottonseed inc back in 1989 he was the best ,great friendly man who i really liked a lot i always enjoyed working with him.he was the first one to get to me the day i fell off that railroad car i will always have a special place in my heart for mr jr as we called him there may he rest in peace
don hastings

Sharon Robinson

September 10, 2018

I worked with Mr. Wilbanks at Kossuth.He was a very nice man.I truly love his Daughter Sarah.I am sending Prayers to all these Family members.God bless you all.