JAMES ‘BUD’ ALLEN
Enville, TN: James “Bud” Allen, age 75 passed away June 17, 2012 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital.
He was born in Russellville, AL the son of the late Willie Nathaniel and Gladys Lucille Allen. He moved to Illinois at an early age where he met and married married Dorothy Benton, on April 6, 1963. He was a musician for most of his adult life, while also working in industrial catering for 30 years and then serving as a security guard for the Secretary of State of Illinois for 14 years from which he retired in 2006. He moved to Enville in 2007. He was a member of the Cabo Baptist Church and played gospel music in churches. He loved his dog Lillie and riding four wheelers.
He was the loving husband of Dorothy Benton Allen of Enville; the devoted father of two daughters, Tammy Raynor and husband Bill of Lockport, IL and Cathy Allen of Lisle, IL; the cherished grandfather of Taryn Sonnenberg and husband Steve; and the proud great grandfather of Brayden Sonnenberg; and the brother of two sisters, Martha ‘Chow’ Pass and husband Bernard of Killen, AL and Bonnie Lou Procter of North Carolina; and a brother, Donald ‘Sonny’ Allen and wife Sharon of Russellville, AL who all survive him.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, O’Lean Pope, Nora ‘Sissy’ Sons and Margaret ‘Mimmie’ McCaig.