Robert C. Allen IV
September 28, 1980 -
August 24, 2013

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Funeral services for Robert C. (Bud) Allen IV, age 32 of Cleveland, TN, will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 PM at Higgins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. Mr. Allen passed away on Saturday.

He was a native of Lincoln County and the son of the Robert C. Allen III of Knoxville, mother Toni Keith Smith and husband Al of Huntsville who survive. He was in the shipping department of the Jackson Manufacturing Company and was a Christian.

Survivors in addition to his parents include a son Braxton Terry, a sister Brooke Smith Norton of Ardmore, TN, brother Matthew Smith of Huntsville, AL, aunt Jeannie Noles and husband Patrick of Cartersville, GA, aunt Lee Ann Keith Wilson of Fayetteville, grandmother Jean Keith of Fayetteville and several aunts, uncle, nieces and nephews. Mr. Allen was preceded in death by maternal grandfather James C. Keith, paternal grandparents Robert C. and Nell Smith Allen, Jr. and aunt Barbara Schou.

Visitation with the family will be Tuesday from 11 AM – 1:00 PM at Higgins Funeral Home

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25 Comments

  1. Pauline

    My condolences to Bud’s family. May the God of all comfort be with you. I have often found comfort in Jesus words in the book of John the 11th chapter. In this chapter Jesus liken death as to sleep, toward the end of the chapter he brings his dear friend back to life. I hope it will bring you some comfort as well.

    Reply
  2. DeLois O'Neal Thompson

    Toni, Mrs. Keith, and families,
    Words are lost during a time like this. May God wrap his ever loving arms around you and give you the strength and comfort you need for the next few days and time to come.

    With sincere sympathy,
    DeLois

    Reply
  3. Mary Scurry

    Robert & Toni – My heart breaks for you and your family as I read of the death of your son. Losing a child is the greatest loss!! Please know that others, even strangers, are thinking of you at this difficult time. Although you are grieving at present, the Bible holds out a beautiful promise for the future. Our Creator, promises a time when you will be reunited with Bud. At Isaiah 26:19 we are assured:
    “Your dead ones will live. A corpse of mine—they will rise up. Awake and cry out joyfully, YOU residents in the dust! For your dew is as the dew of mallows, and the earth itself will let even those impotent in death drop [in birth].” Yes Bud will live again. May this sure promise from God, who cannot lie, (Titus 1:2) bring your family comfort and peace as you await the fulfillment of the resurrection promise.

    Reply
  4. Tammy McBay Moore

    Toni, I am so very sorry for your loss of your son. I pray that God will give you the strength now and the many many days ahead. Phillip Craig sends his prayers as well.
    We both will keep you very close in our hearts.

    Reply
  5. Diane Clark

    Toni, My thoughts and prayers are with you. I can’t even begin to imagine your pain at this time but God will be with you.

    Reply
  6. Floyd and Imogene Cartwright

    Toni , Jean and all family members, our sincere sympathy to all of you over the loss of this fine young man. We are thinking of all of you and somehow hope that your fondest memories of better days wil help ease this pain. Please know others care and all of you will be in our prayers and thoughts through this difficult time.

    May God Bless all of you!!
    Floyd and Imogene

    Reply
  7. Brandon L. Irvin

    Bud was a good friend, and will be missed! You have my deepest sympathies and I pray that the Lord will help guide your family through this difficult time.

    Brandon

    Reply
  8. Peggy g. Bevels

    Sending my deepest sympathy to all the family. May your precious memories bring you comfort at this difficult time. God Bless,
    Peggy G. Bevels

    Reply
  9. Ronnie and Eloise Hudgins

    Toni and family. So very sorry to learn of Bud’s death. I remember him as a child playing in the yard at the Keith’s house and when your mom would bring him with her to the bank and he was always so sweet. Our prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Much love, Ronnie and Eloise

    Reply
  10. Jim and Pauline Moore

    Jean and Family, know that we are with you during this time of sadness. Life has a way of mending losses over time and certainly with God’s love and help.

    Jim and Pauline

    Reply
  11. Mary Partin

    With our sincere sympathy during this difficult time. May your memories comfort you always. Our prayers are with you all. God Bless.
    Mary & Teresa Partin, Willie C & Willow Deen McGehee, Billy McGehee

    Reply
  12. Stanley & Umeka High & Family

    Al, Toni & families
    We are so saddened to hear of Bud’s passing. May God give you peace beyond all understanding during your time of sorrow. If you need us, please don’t hesitate to call. Al has Stanley’s number. We love you.

    Reply
  13. Carolyn Brooks

    Dear Allen and Keith Families,
    We’re so sorry to learn of Bud’s death. He was always such a good looking boy and so kind. We have many fond memories.
    Know you are in our thoughts and prayers during
    this most difficult time. God bless you,
    Carolyn and Ben Brooks

    Reply
  14. Wanda Shelton

    Toni,
    I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

    Reply
  15. Angel Wilson

    To the family: We offer our deepest and sincere condolences to your family during this very difficult time. “Bud” as we all knew him in school was such a great person. May God give you peace and comfort during this difficult time

    Lincoln County High c/o 1999

    Reply
  16. Jana Howard Bertus

    Dear Family, My heartfelt sympathy goes to you all. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Jana and Family

    Reply
  17. Wyanne E. King

    Buddy and Toni: So sorry over your loss. We remember Bud as being a nice young man and hope the good memories will give you some comfort.

    Dwight, Wyanne and Family.

    Reply
  18. Kathy Talley

    Buddy, Toni….all the family. I am saddened to hear of the loss of Bud. You have my heartfelt sympathy during this time of your personal loss of your loved one.
    Please know you will all remain in my prayers. Kathy

    Reply
  19. Kay Sisco

    Toni-

    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Kay Sisco

    Reply
  20. Amanda Monks Gambill

    Thinking of the family during this difficult time. I graduated high school with Bud. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God Bless You!

    Reply
  21. Janet Lindsay

    Toni and Jean, You are in our thoughts and prayers!!
    Janet and Bob Lindsay

    Reply
  22. Cindy Langford

    Dear Toni, praying for you and your family during this time

    Reply
  23. Jackie Buchanan Bryant

    Dearest Toni,
    Words can not express the grief and sadness that is felt for you today. Perhaps while language fails me, I can share what’s in my heart by letting you know that I will be there to show just how much I truly care. Hope you know that others care about you and want to help you through this most difficult time.
    Hugs and Love!
    Jackie B.

    Reply
  24. Denise Isbell

    Toni,
    Was so sorry to hear about Bud, if there is anything I can do please don’t hesitate to call me. Will keep you and the family in my prayers, take care, love ya denise

    Reply
  25. Betty/Jinson Knott

    Buddy , we are so sorry to hear about the passing of your son. May God give you comfort during this time of sorrow. Love Betty/Jinson Knott

    Reply

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25 Comments

  1. Pauline

    My condolences to Bud’s family. May the God of all comfort be with you. I have often found comfort in Jesus words in the book of John the 11th chapter. In this chapter Jesus liken death as to sleep, toward the end of the chapter he brings his dear friend back to life. I hope it will bring you some comfort as well.

    Reply
  2. DeLois O'Neal Thompson

    Toni, Mrs. Keith, and families,
    Words are lost during a time like this. May God wrap his ever loving arms around you and give you the strength and comfort you need for the next few days and time to come.

    With sincere sympathy,
    DeLois

    Reply
  3. Mary Scurry

    Robert & Toni – My heart breaks for you and your family as I read of the death of your son. Losing a child is the greatest loss!! Please know that others, even strangers, are thinking of you at this difficult time. Although you are grieving at present, the Bible holds out a beautiful promise for the future. Our Creator, promises a time when you will be reunited with Bud. At Isaiah 26:19 we are assured:
    “Your dead ones will live. A corpse of mine—they will rise up. Awake and cry out joyfully, YOU residents in the dust! For your dew is as the dew of mallows, and the earth itself will let even those impotent in death drop [in birth].” Yes Bud will live again. May this sure promise from God, who cannot lie, (Titus 1:2) bring your family comfort and peace as you await the fulfillment of the resurrection promise.

    Reply
  4. Tammy McBay Moore

    Toni, I am so very sorry for your loss of your son. I pray that God will give you the strength now and the many many days ahead. Phillip Craig sends his prayers as well.
    We both will keep you very close in our hearts.

    Reply
  5. Diane Clark

    Toni, My thoughts and prayers are with you. I can’t even begin to imagine your pain at this time but God will be with you.

    Reply
  6. Floyd and Imogene Cartwright

    Toni , Jean and all family members, our sincere sympathy to all of you over the loss of this fine young man. We are thinking of all of you and somehow hope that your fondest memories of better days wil help ease this pain. Please know others care and all of you will be in our prayers and thoughts through this difficult time.

    May God Bless all of you!!
    Floyd and Imogene

    Reply
  7. Brandon L. Irvin

    Bud was a good friend, and will be missed! You have my deepest sympathies and I pray that the Lord will help guide your family through this difficult time.

    Brandon

    Reply
  8. Peggy g. Bevels

    Sending my deepest sympathy to all the family. May your precious memories bring you comfort at this difficult time. God Bless,
    Peggy G. Bevels

    Reply
  9. Ronnie and Eloise Hudgins

    Toni and family. So very sorry to learn of Bud’s death. I remember him as a child playing in the yard at the Keith’s house and when your mom would bring him with her to the bank and he was always so sweet. Our prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Much love, Ronnie and Eloise

    Reply
  10. Jim and Pauline Moore

    Jean and Family, know that we are with you during this time of sadness. Life has a way of mending losses over time and certainly with God’s love and help.

    Jim and Pauline

    Reply
  11. Mary Partin

    With our sincere sympathy during this difficult time. May your memories comfort you always. Our prayers are with you all. God Bless.
    Mary & Teresa Partin, Willie C & Willow Deen McGehee, Billy McGehee

    Reply
  12. Stanley & Umeka High & Family

    Al, Toni & families
    We are so saddened to hear of Bud’s passing. May God give you peace beyond all understanding during your time of sorrow. If you need us, please don’t hesitate to call. Al has Stanley’s number. We love you.

    Reply
  13. Carolyn Brooks

    Dear Allen and Keith Families,
    We’re so sorry to learn of Bud’s death. He was always such a good looking boy and so kind. We have many fond memories.
    Know you are in our thoughts and prayers during
    this most difficult time. God bless you,
    Carolyn and Ben Brooks

    Reply
  14. Wanda Shelton

    Toni,
    I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

    Reply
  15. Angel Wilson

    To the family: We offer our deepest and sincere condolences to your family during this very difficult time. “Bud” as we all knew him in school was such a great person. May God give you peace and comfort during this difficult time

    Lincoln County High c/o 1999

    Reply
  16. Jana Howard Bertus

    Dear Family, My heartfelt sympathy goes to you all. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Jana and Family

    Reply
  17. Wyanne E. King

    Buddy and Toni: So sorry over your loss. We remember Bud as being a nice young man and hope the good memories will give you some comfort.

    Dwight, Wyanne and Family.

    Reply
  18. Kathy Talley

    Buddy, Toni….all the family. I am saddened to hear of the loss of Bud. You have my heartfelt sympathy during this time of your personal loss of your loved one.
    Please know you will all remain in my prayers. Kathy

    Reply
  19. Kay Sisco

    Toni-

    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Kay Sisco

    Reply
  20. Amanda Monks Gambill

    Thinking of the family during this difficult time. I graduated high school with Bud. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God Bless You!

    Reply
  21. Janet Lindsay

    Toni and Jean, You are in our thoughts and prayers!!
    Janet and Bob Lindsay

    Reply
  22. Cindy Langford

    Dear Toni, praying for you and your family during this time

    Reply
  23. Jackie Buchanan Bryant

    Dearest Toni,
    Words can not express the grief and sadness that is felt for you today. Perhaps while language fails me, I can share what’s in my heart by letting you know that I will be there to show just how much I truly care. Hope you know that others care about you and want to help you through this most difficult time.
    Hugs and Love!
    Jackie B.

    Reply
  24. Denise Isbell

    Toni,
    Was so sorry to hear about Bud, if there is anything I can do please don’t hesitate to call me. Will keep you and the family in my prayers, take care, love ya denise

    Reply
  25. Betty/Jinson Knott

    Buddy , we are so sorry to hear about the passing of your son. May God give you comfort during this time of sorrow. Love Betty/Jinson Knott

    Reply

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