Willie Frank Allmond, 96
by Halei Lamb | February 7, 2018 3:22 pm
Funeral services for Willie Frank Allmond, 96, of Canoochee will be held Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, at Twin City First Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with Reverend Max Rodgers officiating. Interment will follow at Noonday Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2018, from 1 until 2 p.m. at Twin City First Baptist Church. He passed away Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, at Emanuel County Nursing Home following an extended illness.
Mr. Willie Frank Allmond was born January 21, 1922, in Canoochee to the late Lester Allmond and Susie Mae Ellington Allmond. He attended Canoochee School through the ninth grade and graduated from ECI in 1939. He also graduated from Berry College with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Arts.
Allmond was drafted directly out of college into the Army on October 20, 1942, and he served as a rifleman and technician with the Fifth Grade Company A 6th Armored Infantry Battalion. He fought in Italy and Germany and received several medals and ribbons for his service, including the coveted Combat Infantry Badge.
When World War II ended, he returned home to the family farm, which he himself farmed many years and ran Allmond Egg Farm. He was a member of Twin City First Baptist Church, and he was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Roy Allmond and R.L. Allmond; his sister, Mabel Brown; and his wife, Rebecca Kirby Allmond.
Survivors include his daughter, Elizabeth “Libby” (Glenn) Way of Twin City; granddaughters, Rebecca (Dustin) Joiner and Kathryn (Rudy) Horton; great-grandsons, Logan Tapley, Luke Tapley, Evan Tapley, Cayden Horton, and Cameron Horton; and special nephews, Samuel L. (Kathy) Brown and Thomas Eugene Brown, both of Twin City.
Pallbearers will be Logan Tapley, Luke Tapley, Evan Tapley, Sam Brown, Emmitt Joiner, and Wesley Way.
Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro is in charge of arrangements.