Saturday, August 27, 2016

Nathan Hayes Allen

On August 27, 2016, Nathan Hayes Allen went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He was 88. A celebration of his life and funeral service will be held from Porter Funeral Home at 12:00 Noon on Monday August 29, 2016 with Reverend Leslie F. (Bo) Mills and Reverend Mike Dowd conducting the services. Visitation will be Monday August 29, 2016 at Porter Funeral Home, Louisville, MS from 10:00 AM until the funeral at 12:00 Noon. Interment will follow in Center Ridge United Methodist cemetery off Highway 14, west of Louisville, MS.

 Mr. Allen was born to Ola Mae McAlilly Allen and Nathan A. Allen on August 22, 1928. He was a lifelong resident of Winston County, MS. He graduated high school in the top of his class and excelled as a basketball athlete. He enjoyed good health, worked hard on the family farm, raising beef cattle. He was known to have some of the best beef cattle in the area! Other than farming, he worked for Mr. M. L. Mills at the Standard Oil Bulk Plant, and later retired from Spartus Corporation as the supervisor over security. Most of all, he was a devout Christian, worked hard to live a good and exemplary life that others could follow, went to church regularly, maintaining a humble heart with a good attitude towards his fellow man, always willing to help others. Mr. Allen always maintained a strong self-discipline, great character, and high respect for others. He dearly loved and cared for his family wanting them to have the best life had to offer. However, above all that, he held a great love and obedience for his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He is a life-long member of Center Ridge United Methodist Church. 

He was preceded in death by the love of his life for 66 years, Evelyn Louise Pearson Allen, his parents, three sisters, and one grandson, Robert Brian Allen. He is survived by four sons, Robert (Yulanda), Delver (Marie), all of Louisville, Billy (Zenita), Columbus, MS, and Tim (Becky), Big Sandy, TX., and seven grandchildren, Chas (Veronika), Joe (Kenna), Derek, Kaci McDill (Kyle), Ben (Angela), Hannah, and Natalie, plus six great-grandchildren, Emily, Nathan, Jesse, Clara Grace, Easton, and Shade. 

He is survived by one brother, Hugh Allen, Troy, MI. 
He had few hobbies, but enjoyed working, especially with his cows and in his vegetable garden. There was none better!! 

Pallbearers will be his Grandsons: Derek Allen, Joe Allen, Nathan Allen, Chas Allen, Jesse Allen, and Ben Allen. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Center Ridge United Methodist Church HWY 14 West, Louisville, MS 39339. 

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