Lucius Alton Allred
Lucius Alton Allred, 93, of Brookhaven died July 4, 2019, at New Dawn Retirement in Ruth. He was born on June 20, 1926, in Lincoln County to the late Lucius Allred and Emma Vaughn Allred.
He was a longtime active member on The First Church of the Nazarene in Brookhaven and was involved in many functions of the church until his health no longer allowed him to do so. He also proudly served his country in the U S Army during World War II. On April 5, 1947 he married the love of his life, Edith Rae Smith, whom he affectionately referred to as the Ole Hen, and together they raised five children. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
Mr. Allred began his working career as a butcher in Brookhaven and eventually built his own grocery store located on West Congress Street. He later became involved in the oil field and he and his oldest son started Allred Tubing Testers, from which he retired. Before and after retiring, he and his wife traveled the United States in their motorhome taking many trips lasting from one to three months. They were members of Campers on Mission. They were blessed to have visited almost every state in the United States and would return home with tales of their adventures and sharing them with the entire family.
His early passion was fox hunting and talking on his CB radio where he was known as The Red Fox. Later he spent many hours with his mini pins, Jack and Lizzie, fishing the Mississippi River for catfish.
Mr. Allred was preceded in death by his loving wife of 66 years, Edith Rae Smith Allred, a son Steve Allred, and a sister Donnis Adams.
Survivors are his children and spouses, Clara Coggins and Bill of Columbus, Sue Godbold and Don of Brookhaven, Keith Allred and Dale of Bogue Chitto and Becky McDavid and Mike of Brookhaven; a sister, Doris Keifer of Florence; grandchildren and spouses, Currie Prince and Michael, Brad Godbold and Jennifer, Ben Allred, Sally Beth McCullough and G.T., Rev. Dustin McDavid and Laura, Caleb McDavid and Kacie, Daniel Allred and Mandy, Dasha Bond and Kenny, and Mason Allred; great-grandchildren, Callaway Prince, Carsen Prince, Anna Prince, Mary Morgan Surrett and Eric , Molly Godbold, Luke Godbold, Lilli Johnson, Avery Johnson, Sally Grace McCullough, Sam McCullough, Noah McDavid, Silas McDavid, Asher McDavid, Payden McDavid, Aria McDavid and Hannah McKee; and a great-great-granddaughter, Paisley Grace Prince.
Visitation will be Saturday, July 6, 2019, from 5 until 8 p.m. at Riverwood Family.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Sunday, July 7, 2019, from the chapel of Riverwood with interment to follow at Friendship Baptist Church cemetery. Rev. Dustin McDavid, Rev. Gary Harper, Rev. Paul Gabbard and Rev. Stacey Kelly will officiate.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Brad Godbold, Rev. Dustin McDavid, Caleb McDavid, Daniel Allred, Ben Allred and Mason Allred. Honorary pallbearers will be Oscar Smith and Roger Smith.
The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to New Dawn Retirement for the excellent care and love given to their father and grandfather and to Hospice Compassus for the compassion and care they gave to him and the family.
Condolences and other information are available online at www.riverwoodfamily.com.