Weldon Allen

    Weldon Elmore Allen, 78, of Murphy, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tenn.
    Mr. Allen was born May 1, 1938, in Copperhill, Tenn., to the late Abraham E. Allen and Katherine Byrd Allen. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, David Allen.
    Weldon was a member of the Ducktown, Tenn., Masonic Lodge. In his spare time, he enjoyed raising sheep and chickens.
    Survivors include his loving wife, Pat Allen; seven children, Tammy (Steve) Gaddis, Steve (Tammy) Allen, Larry (Karen) Allen, Nora Allen, Twyla (Mike) Cochran, Michele (Louis) Begley and Jose (Brittany) Rodriguez; former son-in-law, Rick Farner; two brothers, Tom (Amy) Allen and Ray (Austine) Allen; one sister, Lois (Rusty) Shriver; 17 grandchildren, Stephanie Newman, Steven Gaddis, Sheena Rymer, Tyler Allen, Logan Allen, Bryson Allen, Cory Allen, Brittany Payne, Cody Farner, Hope Schuknecht, Michael (Hoss) Cochran, Chad Cochran, Jasmine Newby, Kayla Begley, Gavin Begley, Lily Rodriguez and Koby Rodriguez; and 14 great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, at Finch-Cochran Funeral Home in McCaysville, Ga., with the Rev. David O’Neal officiating.  Music was provided by Mark Huff and Dodie Allen.  
    Arrangements were entrusted to Finch-Cochran Funeral Home, McCaysville, Ga.
    You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.