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Allen Wayne Elledge

Friday, September 1, 2023
Allen Wayne Elledge

Funeral services for Mr. Allen Wayne Elledge, age 71, of Ruston,will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, September 2, 2023, at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston with Mr. Ronnie Dyes officiating.

Allen was born December 26, 1951, in Monroe, to Sadie Mae Calhoun and William Powell Elledge and passed away August 28, 2023 in Jonesboro after a lengthy illness.

He was the youngest of six children and grew up in Bernice. Allen met the love of his life, Brenda Ann Hattaway, at the age of 15, married her at the age of 19, and spent the next 46 years with her until she passed away in September of 2017.

He and Brenda had two daughters. They loved spending time together with friends and family. Allen was a proud father and grandfather. Those who knew him would describe him as kind, hard-working and loyal. Those who knew Allen well would also describe him as proud, hard- headed and spoiled ( thanks, Brenda!).

He never met a stranger and could talk at length to anyone. Allen had great sense of humor and loved to laugh. He was fiercely protective of his family, especially Brenda and their girls. Allen would give you the shirt off of his back and would go out of his way to help anyone.

His family grew to include eight grandchildren and a greatgranddaughter, and Allen was immensely proud of them all.

He was preceded in death by his parents; older siblings; and wife, Brenda.

Allen is survived by his two daughters, Pam Peterson and Amber Brazzel, both of Ruston; eight grandchildren, Justin, Taylor, Paige, Lauren, Emma-Claire, Alan- Michael, Anna-Grace and Sophie; one great- granddaughter, Madelyn; and a host of other family and many friends.

The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Allen’s memory to Donate Life America.

Serving as an honorary pallbearer is Bill Waltz. Visitation will be held from noon until 2 p.m., Saturday, September 2, 2023, at the funeral home. To leave an online memorial message for the family, please visit www.owensmemorialfuneralhome. com.