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50 North Pinch Road
Elkview, WV 25071
Phone: (304) 965-3331
Fax: 304-965-5238
William

William "Bill" Allen

Sunday, September 1st, 1935 - Friday, August 21st, 2020
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William “Bill” Allen, 84, of Pinch passed away peacefully on Friday, August 21, 2020 at CAMC Memorial Hospital.

Bill served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and his community as a member of Pinch Volunteer Fire Department. Chief Allen was one of 12 Charter Members who founded the Pinch Volunteer Fire Department, in 1959, and was the third Chief of the department; serving in that role for 25 years – from 1975 through 2000. Chief Allen was a Life Member of the Department; with 60 years of service and continued to be involved to the extent he was able. Chief Allen played a tremendous role in molding the Pinch Volunteer Fire Department into what it is today and was both a mentor and role model to countless firefighters.

He was employed by C&P Telephone, AT&T, and the state of West Virginia. He was a lifelong active member of Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir, served as Sunday school superintendent and trustee for many years. He loved camping, boating, woodworking, and his family. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 61.

Bill is proceeded in death by his parents, William and Dorothy Allen.

He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Jeanette Dawson Allen, daughters; Lisa Allen, Susan (Greg) Carnes, grandsons; Justin (Whitney) Allen, Drew (Lauren) Carnes, and Tony Carnes, great grandchildren; Gradyn and Kinsley Allen, Emma and Henry Carnes. Along with special nephew Doug (Kim) Hughes, and other loving family members.

The funeral service will be at 12:00 P.M. on Wednesday, August 26th at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with Pastor Danny Kinder, Pastor Earl Cochran, and Pastor Robert Fulton officiating. Burial will follow at Elk Hills Memorial Park in Big Chimney with full fireman and military graveside rites.

Visitation will be from 6-8 P.M. on Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Elkview.

Online condolences may be sent to www.haferfuneralhome.net

Arrangements are in the care of Hafer Funeral Home, 50 North Pinch Rd, Elkview, Wv 25071.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
    Address
    58 Mt. Pleasant Drive
    ELKVIEW, WV 25071
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  • Second Visitation

    Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Location
    Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
    Address
    58 Mt. Pleasant Drive
    ELKVIEW, WV 25071
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  • Service

    Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 12:00pm
    Location
    Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
    Address
    58 Mt. Pleasant Drive
    ELKVIEW, WV 25071
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    Officiant
    Pastor Danny Kinder
    Co-Celebrant
    Pastor Earl Cochran
    Pastor Robert Fulton
  • Interment

    Location
    Elk Hills Memorial Park
    Address
    4705 Pennsylvania Avenue
    Big Chimney , WV
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Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. Bill was a wonderful mentor and friend. I will always remember our talks about life and religion. He will be missed by so many people, which shows the integrity Bill had. We wish we could be with you during this time.
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Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. Bill was a wonderful mentor and friend. I will always remember our talks about life and religion. He will be missed by so many people, which shows the integrity Bill had. We wish we could be with you during this time.
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I worked with him at the Phone Company. Very nice gentleman. Sincere condolences.
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