Lester O. Allmon
Lester O. Allmon, age 80, of Maryville, went home to be with his Lord Monday, September 19, 2011, at his home. He attended Twin Oaks Baptist Church and had done Evangelistic Ministry for the past 50 years. He pastured Alleghany Baptist Church, Birchfield Baptist Church, and filled in at Four Mile Baptist Church, while they were seeking a new pastor. He loved to travel with his family to preach, play his guitar, and sing. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korea Conflict, and a member of Mt. View Masonic Lodge # 519. He worked at several car dealerships as a mechanic and retired from Blount Farmers Co-Op. He was preceded in death by his mother, Gussie Lee Chastain Allmon; father, Roy Allmon; brother, R.J. Allmon; sister, Louise Daugherty; brother in law, James Daugherty; granddaughter, April Nicole Allmon; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mandy and Anderson Tilley. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Mable Jean Tilley Allmon; children, Mike and wife, Beverly Anderson Allmon and Debra and husband, Doyle Gray; grandchildren, Brian and Keri Brewer Gray, Brandon Gray, and Kasey and Grant Bland; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Arnold and Eva Tilley; sister-in-law, Lena Allmon; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 22, 2011, at Miller Funeral Home Magnolia Chapel, Rev. Tyson Matoy and Rev. Mike McClure officiating. Graveside service and interment will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday at Centenary Baptist Church Cemetery, Rev. Elmer Webb officiating. The family will receive friends 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville, (865) 982-6041, www.millerfuneralhome.org.