Services for Ray R. "Nandad" Allen will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 10, in the Chapel of Hixson Brothers, Alexandria, with the Rev. Jim Hilleke and the Rev. David Boothe officiating. Interment will be in Alexandria Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Brent Devenney, Chad Devenney, Mason Wiley, Richard Moriarty, Freddie Williams and Earl Sandifer. Ray R. Allen, 89, passed from this life Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at home in Alexandria. Mr. Allen was educated at Alexandria Business College and LaSalle Extension University, where he majored in accounting. After service in the Air Force, he returned to Alexandria as a city service accountant. He was an accountant, secretary–treasurer and finance director for the city of Alexandria during the administrations of Mayor Carl Close, Mayor George Bowden, Mayor Ed Karst, Mayor John Snyder and Mayor Carroll Lanier. Upon retirement from the city in 1979, he was employed with First Bank for 10 years, retiring as an officer of that bank. Five years prior to completely retiring, he was an accountant with Petron Inc. He was a member and deacon of Calvary Baptist Church, Alexandria, and had served as past master of Alexandria Lodge 398 F&AM. His wife, Lily Hinds Allen; parents, Frank F. and Martha Walker Allen; and sister, Sallie Smith, precede him in death. Mr. Allen leaves to cherish his memory daughters, Gale Henry and husband Charles, of Monroe, and Debbie Poirrier, of Baton Rouge; grandchildren, Brent Devenney and wife Lori, Chad Devenney and wife Amy, Mason Wiley and Melissa Wiley Bergeron and husband Tommy; great-grandchildren, Kaitlin, Carter, Ryan, Landon and Laurel Devenney and Sara and Samantha Bergeron; and a host of other family members and friends. The family asks that friends call from 9 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Saturday, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Masonic Home Educational Foundation, 5746 Masonic Drive, Alexandria, LA 71301 or to the Masonic Learning Center, 5746 Masonic Drive, Alexandria, LA 71301 or to Calvary Baptist Church, Building Fund, 5011 Jackson St., Alexandria, LA 71303. To extend on-line condolences to the Allen family, please contact us at www.hixsonbrothers.com.
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Hixson Brothers Funeral Home
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Alexandria, LA 71301
Published in TheAdvocate.com on Apr. 9, 2010