Thurman John “Termite” Allen

Thurman John “Termite” Allen, age 83, of Demorest, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 18, 2023.

Born in the Batesville Community of Clarkesville, Georgia, on April 17, 1940, he was a son of the late Fred Thurman & Eunice Wood Allen. Thurman retired as a machinist with Scovill Manufacturing with over 44 years of dedicated service. He was a faithful member of Bethel Baptist Church. In his spare time, Thurman had the gift of talking with people and often told stories of his many fishing adventures. He was also passionate about helping others and enjoyed giving vegetables away out of his plentiful garden. Most of all, Thurman loved spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Jake Allen & Kenneth Allen.

Survivors include his loving wife of 25 years, Patsy Jones Allen; children and their spouses, Lavenia & Daryl McDuffie; Timothy John Allen; Deanna & Darrell Westmoreland; grandchildren, Levi & Christy Price, Cristen & Matthew Rabern, Dusty Allen, Rally Maney, Malachi Hilts, Breanna & Mitch Bardenwerper, Clayton Westmoreland, Ema Fisher, Eliza Fisher, Zeke Fisher, & Eden Fisher; great-grandchildren, Elijah Price, Emma Price, Aaron Rabern, Landon Bardenwerper, Lennon Bardenwerper, & Thurman Levi Allen; sisters & brother-in-law, Dorothy Thompson, Lavalle & Harrison Nix; brothers & sisters-in-law, Donald & Pat Allen, David & Lynn Allen, Jeff & Toni Allen; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, & friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 20, 2023, at Bethel Baptist Church in Sautee, with Rev. Robert Abernathy officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 19, 2023.

An online guest registry is available for the Allen family at

Arrangements are in the care and professional direction of Hillside Memorial Chapel & Gardens of Clarkesville, Georgia. (706) 754-6256

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