Mae Allred Bennett 1915-2018

Mae Allred Bennett, age 102, of Canton, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2018.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 16, 2018 at the Sosebee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Gayton and Rev. Phillip McPherson officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Union Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour.

Mae was very creative, she enjoyed quilting, crocheting, gardening, canning vegetables, picking huckleberries and drying apples. She was a member of Pleasant Union Baptist Church since age 15 and retired from Gold Kist after 30 years of service. Mae loved music and was also a member of the Pleasant Union Baptist Church Choir.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Maxine Bishop; son, Marvin Bennett; three sisters and one brother; survivors include two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, four nieces and nephews, twenty-four great nieces and nephews, fifty great-great nieces and nephews and thirty-four great-great-great nieces and nephews.

Things My Father Told Me
by Mae Allred Bennett

Lineage:  Mae, William Isaac, William Brantley, Miranda, Elias, Thomas

I wrote this and as of September 30, 2016, I was 101 years old.

My father was William Isaac Allred. His first wife was Josephene Allred. She lived in Cartersville, Georgia. Her father was Speer Allred. They had three sons, Norman, Speer and Earnest. Josephene died with typhoid fever. His sister kept the children. He worked at Lindale Cotton Mill, boss in the weave room. Once a month, he rode his bicycle on a graveled road from Lindale, Georgia, to Jasper, Georgia, to carry support for his children.  He first worked at Alice Town Mills on Allred Road, Pickens County. His younger days, he sang with the Allred Quartet (tenor). He taught me music and I am a pianist and sing alto in a choir and a quartet at church. My father was a music teacher. He was Justice of the Peace of Pickens County. He did lots of marriages.

My parents, William Isaac and Emma Jane Clark Allred were married in 1910. Shortly after that Earnest died. At this time, father was working at a rope mill at Woodstock, Georgia.  My grandfather was William Brantley Allred, a Baptist minister and a civil war veteran, born 1836 and died 1922. My father cared for him.  My brother, Carl Allred was a vet. In Japan when the atomic bond fell there was nothing left standing, he said.  Lucille Allred Pyatte, (father Cisco (Sid) Allred and my father were cousins.

The Elias Allred buried in the cemetery at Tate, Georgia--who is he?  This is the Elias Allred (1789-1870) buried in the cemetery at Tate, Georgia. He was the son of Elias Allred, abt 1756-1841. This Elias served in a horse militia unit during the America Revolution. He and three of his brothers, William, James
and John were in a skirmish against the British forces of Lord Cornwallis, February 3, 1781, on the banks of the Yadkin River near Salisbury, North Carolina. After Congress passed the pension act he 1832, he filed an affidavit and received a pension for his service