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Ben Allison, Jr.

Published: 11/06/2012

Ben Allison, Jr., age 75, of McDonough, Georgia, passed away at Southern Regional Medical Center on Saturday afternoon, November 3, 2012.

Mr. Allison was the son of the late Ben and Mary Allison from Royal Center, Indiana and was born April 14, 1937 in Greeneville, Tennessee.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 54 years Odean Allison; also four sons: Ricky Allison (Annette), Rodney Allison (Patsy), Bryan Allison, and Craig Allison (Teri). He had eight grandchildren: Amanda, Leighann, Kylie, Mitchell, AJ, Aaron, Montgomery, and Ella.

He honorably served his country and retired from the United States Marine Corps after sixteen years.

He also was regional manager for the CIT group. He was a charter member of the Henry County Marine Corps League. He loved the outdoors and always gave himself up to help others. He was truly loved by his many friends and family and will be surely missed. He was a devoted father, husband, grandfather, and friend.

His remains will lie in state after a Marine Corps escort to Manes Funeral Home in Newport, Tennessee. His home-going celebration will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 7, 2012, in the Manes Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Kris Brady officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at Manes Funeral Home. Burial will be held in Resthaven Memorial Gardens with full military honors.

Family and friends may sign the guest register online at

Manes Funeral Home in charge

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