Mrs. Doris Bankston Allen, 96, of Thomaston, died Thursday, November 4, 2021, at Riverside Health and Rehab. Funeral services for Mrs. Allen will be held on Sunday, November 7, at 2:30 PM, at the First United Methodist Church of Barnesville. Dr. Cyndi McDonald and Dr. Rex King will officiate, and burial will follow in Lamar Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at the church on Sunday for one hour prior to the service.
Mrs. Allen was born September 8, 1925, to the late Arthur Roy Bankston and Bessie Mae Waller Bankston. She was a 1942 graduate of Zebulon High School and was retired with 33 years of service from the William Carter Company. Mrs. Allen had been a member of the First United Methodist Church of Barnesville since 1962, where she sang in the choir until she was 90 years old.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Allen was preceded in death by her husband, William D. “Bill” Allen, Sr., whom she married in 1943, and her son, William D. “Bill” Allen, Jr., a sister, and four brothers. She is survived by four children: Anne (Michael) Lavoie of Peachtree Corners, GA; Sue (Ron) Corley of McDonough, GA; Tommy (Brenda) Allen of Thomaston, GA; and Debbie (Bill) Wheeless of Thomaston, GA; a daughter-in-law, Janice Allen of Meansville, GA; eight grandchildren, and twelve great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to First United Methodist Church of Barnesville, 375 Thomaston St., Barnesville, GA 30204, or to Gideons International, PO Box 1034, Thomaston, GA 30286.
Fletcher-Day Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.fletcherdayfuneralhome.com.