Mr. Ronnie Allen, age 68 of Vidalia, died Thursday, August 9, 2012 in the Doctors Hospital of Augusta after a brief illness. He was a native of Montgomery County and lived there until moving to Toombs County in 1971. He was employed with Piggly Wiggly at the warehouse for twenty-five years and was a U.S. Army Veteran of Vietnam. He was a member of the North Thompson Baptist Church and was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Catheron Farmer Allen; two sisters, Edith Elaine Adkins and Brenda Cheryl Allen and one brother, Ramon F. Allen.
Mr. Allen is survived by his wife, Hiwatha W. Allen of Vidalia; two daughters, Reia A. Hattaway and Carmen A. Spikes and husband Chris of Vidalia; eleven siblings, Russell Allen and wife Betty of Vidalia, Jo A. Langley and husband John of Edgefield, South Carolina, Jimmy V. Allen and wife Linda of Augusta, Cathy A. Beasley and husband David of Vidalia, Larry G. Allen and wife Elaine of Lyons, Harry L. Allen and wife Debbie of Arizona, Berrie L. Allen and wife Sandy of Ailey, Dana “Butch” Allen and wife Sandra of Alston, Donna J. Howayeck and husband Allen of Tupelo, Mississippi, Lana A. Finch of Mt. Vernon and Sharon A. Lumley of Vidalia; six grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held Monday, August 13th at 11:00 am in the chapel of Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home with Reverend Glenn Waters and Pastor Steven Toole officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 6:00 until 8:00.