Hilda Whitehurst Allen, 73, of Adel passed away Friday, June 24, 2022. She was born on August 17, 1948, to the late Burris Whitehurst and Mildred Fletcher Whitehurst. She lived most of her life in Cook County and was a very devoted member of Antioch Church.
Hilda’s outgoing and vibrant personality served her well throughout her life. She was a majorette for the Cook High Marching Hornets, won many beauty pageants, and was a member of the Cook High Class of 1966. Hilda was a Valdosta State University graduate. She taught school for several years and then became an auctioneer. Hilda was best known for her successful Hilda Whitehurst Allen Real Estate Company. She was one of the most successful Golf Course Realtors in the Southeastern United States. Hilda loved her God and her family, and she loved to be around her friends. Hilda and six of her closest friends would go to the beach or mountains periodically and the group decided to call themselves “The Goddesses” and they will be Honorary Pallbearers at her funeral: Patti Patten Curington, Mary Skinner Fragale, Brenda Daniels Griffin, Judy Castleberry Ingram, Jan Sumner Saunders, Brenda Womack Moore. Hilda will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Survivors include her husband, James “Jim” Allen; her two sons William Martin “Marty” Howell of Valdosta and Jared Mitchell and Amy Brinkley Howell of Adel; grandsons, Wade and Seth Howell of Adel; step-daughter, BeBe and Dr. Jeffrey Cox of Nashville, GA. step-son, Bret and Martha Ann Allen of Pensacola, Florida. nieces, Kim Henry Cox and Whitney Whitehurst Fletcher; nephew, Kane Larabe Whitehurst; uncle, Stowe Parker; cousins, Deborah Franks, Bill Daughtrey, Gregg Daughtrey, Nixon Parker, and Paul Parker.
Hilda was preceded in death by her brother, Dan Whitehurst.
Pallbearers are Chad Roland, Greg Daughtrey, Bill Daughtrey, Cory Millirons, Steve Bullard, Adam Moore, Matt Moore, Derry Bennett and special honorary pallbearers are The Goddesses, (listed above), Marie Lindsey, Shannon Lindsey, Marcia Mayes, Deanna Armel, and Wanda Friar.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 27, 2022 at Antioch Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Antioch Church, 4564 Antioch Road, Adel, GA 31620. Since Hilda believed in children getting an appropriate education, you may also choose to make a contribution in Hilda’s memory to the Cook County Educational Foundation, 1109 N. Parrish Ave. Adel, GA 31620. Condolences may be expressed to the family at purvisfh.com. Purvis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.