Barney Joe Allen
Barney Joe Allen, 82, of Franklin, Texas passed away at a place dear to his heart, his home, Bar-Nel Ranch, surrounded by loving family, friends and his dogs on May 22, 2017. He was born on May 11, 1935 in Waco, Texas to Ambrose and Dovie Moore Allen. Barney was a graduate of Lott High School and married LaNelle Holder on July 4, 1958 in New Baden, Texas. He was a self-employed rancher and had been resident of Franklin for the past 39 years. Barney was a former director of the American Brahman Texas Junior Association. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ambrose and Dovie Moore Allen; daughter, Landra Allen and 10 siblings. He is survived by His loving wife, LaNelle Allen, of 59 years; His sister, Barbara Allen Barnett and husband John Barnett; His two sons, Ricky and Randy Allen; His 7 Grandchildren, Richie Allen, Katrina Allen, Brandon Allen, TJ Lyons, Bradley Lyons, Chris Lyon, and Randi Lyons; Numerous Great Grandchildren His loving dogs: Hank, Sadie, Duke, Happy, and Addie. A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the McCauley Funeral Chapel in Franklin. Jimmy Sanders officiated. Burial followed in the East Boone Prairie Cemetery. A visitation was held Saturday, May 27, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Guests were invited to Bar-Nel Ranch after the graveside service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Texas Junior Brahmans Barney Allen Fund P.O. Box 202 Anderson, Texas 76643.