Bill Allen

Age: 78
Address: Estatoe Community
Date Of Death: Friday November 17th, 2017 
Arrangements: Yancey Funeral Service

Bill Allen, age 78, of the Estatoe Community, passed away on Friday November 17th, 2017 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital.

A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Claude and Georgia Honeycutt Allen.  He was also preceded in death by a son Ritchie Van Allen, who passed in 1966 and a sister, Cora Lee Grindstaff.  Bill was a member of Crabtree Chapel Baptist Church who loved fishing and hunting for ginseng.

Surviving is his loving wife of 54 years, Louise Ballew Allen; son, Mitchell Allen and wife, Wendy, of Crabtree; grandchildren:  Bethany Allen and Elijah Allen; sisters:  Shirley Hollifield and husband, Paul, of Marion and Paula Allen of Marion.  Several other extended family members also survive. 

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 20th at Crabtree Chapel Baptist Church.  Rev. Dallas Renfro and Rev. Daniel Whetstine will officiate.  The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. prior to the service.  Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be:  Michael Grindstaff, Matthew Grindstaff, Tony Laws, Kenneth Autrey, Scott Hollifield and Michael Hollifield.  

The family would like say a special thank you to all the staff at Pruitt Health Home Health, Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital and their church family for their love, care, and support.

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