M:.E:. John Benny Allen

M:.E:. John Benny Allen
General Grand High Priest 2002-2005
(January 29, 1941 - October 24, 2017)

Mr. John Benny Allen age 76 of Julius Chambers Rd. Blairsville passed away peacefully on Tuesday October 24, 2017 in Lazy R Assisted Living following an extended illness. Mr. Allen was born on Jan. 29, 1941 in Gainesville, GA., the son of the late John Benny Allen Sr. and the late Estelle Allen. Benny was a lifelong resident of Hall and Union Counties. He was a 33 Degree Mason and held many different offices in the State, Regional and Local Lodges. He owned and operated J&J Foods in Gainesville for many years. He had made his home in Blairsville since 1988 moving here from Gainesville. Benny was a kind and good hearted person who loved being around people. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Gober Allen in 1987 and his wife, Ruenelle Head Allen in 2014 and two brothers, Bobby and Roy Allen. Mr. Allen was a member of the First Baptist Church of Blairsville. Surviving Mr. Allen are one son and daughter in law, Randy and Susan Allen of Dawsonville, GA., one sister, Joan Allen of Gainesville, one grandson, Patrick Allen of Orlando, FL., several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive. As per Benny’s instructions, no services are planned. Interment will be held in the Bethel Cemetery in Dawsonville, GA. In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to any Masonic Charity of your choice in memory of Mr. Allen. Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the family guest book and send condolences online at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com