James "Bud" Allen

July 30, 1936March 18, 2013

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


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 20, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 21, 2013

James "Bud" Allen

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April 3, 2013

To the family during this very sad time, please continue to lean on "The God of All Comfort" 2nd Cor. 1:3-4.

March 31, 2013

"May the God who gives peace be with all of you" Amen. (Romans 15:33)

Hamilton Hudson

March 20, 2013

Mrs.Allen I will keep you and your family in my prayers. The few times I saw Mr.Allen he was always full of joy and happiness. He was a man that stongly loved and spoke highly of his family. I feel good knowing I can say I met him.-:)
Hamilton Hudson

Lynda Aaron

March 20, 2013

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced- Live your life so that when you die, you rejoice and the world cries. Uncle Bud truly lived his life this way-the world will weep. Good bye, Uncle Bud

Byron Hicks

March 20, 2013

Please accept my deepest sympathies.

Brenda and Jarratt Pryor

March 19, 2013

Clara, we are so sorry about Bud's passing, and you and your family are in our prayers.

Jeff Shelton

March 19, 2013

In loving memory of Uncle Bud. What a difference you made in my life. Our family truly lost a HERO and heaven gained an remarkable man.

Smith Memory Chapel, Inc.

March 19, 2013

Our thoughts are with the family and friends at this time.