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Franklin J. Allen

February 17, 1934 ~ March 2, 2017 (age 83)

Franklin J. Allen, 83, of Abbeville, husband of the late Karen L. Hughes Allen, died Thursday, March 2, 2017 at his residence.  He was born in New Lexington, OH to the late James Leon Allen and Julie McCarthy Allen.

Mr. Allen was a retired contractor with over 50 years of experience building homes throughout California and proudly served his country in the Coast Guard Reserves for seven years. 

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his first wife, DuWayne Kuikendall Allen; two brothers, Richard Keith Allen and James Leon Allen, Jr.; and a grandson, Josh.

Mr. Allen is survived by five sons, Mike Allen, Mark Allen, Frank Allen (Suzanne) of Abbeville, Hal Fulkman (Patricia) of Utah, and Randy Fulkman (Roselie) of Oregon; one sister, Bonnie Lee Tillman of Oregon; six grandchildren, Heather, Lorrie, Hope, Alex, Kaitlin and Hunter; and several beloved great-grandchildren.

A service to Celebrate Mr. Allen’s Life will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Abbeville Airport.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Self Regional Healthcare, c/o The Cancer Center, 1325 Spring Street, Greenwood, SC 29646  

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Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Abbeville is assisting the Allen family.

 Service Information

Celebration of Life
March 18, 2017

2:00 PM
Abbeville Airport
Airport Road
Abbeville, SC 29620

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