Tuesday, August 29, 2023



The Abraham Baldwin Chapter is in the process of adding a memorial to the Unknown Soldier to our Memorial Park.  The foundation is being prepared and will be located in the area pictured above. Watch as this exciting addition comes to life!

Thursday, August 3, 2023


While working at Southwire in 1999, Donald Allen, a U S Navy veteran, approached some colleagues with the idea of creating a Veterans Memorial Park in Carrollton. He had visited the Veterans Park in Tallapoosa and felt that if such a small town could build such a testimonial to veterans, there was every reason to believe that Carrollton could do so as well. The result of his initial leadership and dedication is our beautiful Park which honors our military veterans of Carroll County.  (per Bill Maddox)

Mr. Jimmie Donald Allen, age 83, of Carrollton, GA passed away July 5, 2023. He was born August 20, 1939 in Tallapoosa, GA to the late Jim and Ruby Robinson Allen. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Dot Williams and brother, Royce Allen. 

 Donald proudly served in the United States Navy. Upon his discharge, he continued working to help all veterans. He was a proud member of the Disabled American Veterans organization. He could be found making sure all the veterans in his church had flags to memorialize their service. He helped with and rode on DAV floats in many parades. He loved bluegrass music and loved participating in festivals as the Master of Ceremony in DAV festivals all over Georgia. He emceed festivals in Hiram, Blueridge, the Buncombe Outpost and until his health began to decline, he emceed at the Carrollton Fairgrounds for their DAV festivals.


He was a longtime, faithful member of Steadman Baptist Church, where he worked the sound board for many years. After his retirement from the Southwire Company, he bought a Nikon camera and photography became one of his passions. He also loved researching genealogy and compiling ancestry data.


Donald’s most cherished love and passion was being Paw Paw. He loved his family and will be missed greatly.


He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Linda Dees Allen, of Carrollton; daughter and son in law, Tracy and Timothy Redding, of Temple; granddaughter, McCall and Josh Johnson, of Buchanan; and great-grandchildren, Rylee Mae and Lucas Oliver Johnson.


Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 8, 2023, at 11:00 AM at the Miller Funeral Home Dogwood Chapel with Rev. Randall Moore officiating. Music will be provided by June and Sandra Walker. Gentlemen serving as pallbearers will be Timothy Redding, Matthew Buckner, Robert Rivers, and Kevin Allen. Interment will follow in Steadman Baptist Church Cemetery.


His family will receive friends, Friday evening, July 7th, at Miller Funeral Home between the hours of 5:00 and 8:00 PM.