Walter Hiram Allen III

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“We attended high school with Hiram. As you know in our little community everybody knew everybody back then...such a much closer, happier time in our...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Gary and Carla Lee - Independence, LA

“Mr.Hiram great man and great neighbor, always would check on my mom. Fly high my friend!! ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Brett Anzalone - Ponchatoula, LA

“Abigail, This is Betty Carol Bankston Carr. I don't know if you remember me but I lived on Hwy. 40 west of Independence but I went to Albany...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Betty Carol Bankston Carr - LA

“Sorry for your loss ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Angela Goss King - INDEPENDENCE, LA

“Abigail and family, Frederick just forwarded this to me. So sorry to learn of Baby Hiram's death. My clearest memory is of two little boys spraying...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Pat Carpenter Weathersby - Amite, LA

“Prayers and love for his family. I have known Hiram for many many years. He was a great man and I always enjoyed our times together. He was very...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Bry Layrisson - Ponchatoula, LA

“God bless all of you! ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Patricia Ivey - Independence, LA


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Walter Hiram Allen III died at his home in Independence, Louisiana, on Thursday, March 19, 2020, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Born on June 19, 1946, he was a life-long resident of Independence and served his country with honor in the U.S. Army in Vietnam.

He was preceded in death by his father, Hiram Allen II; his mother, Lynn Allen Pingno; his step-father, Luke Pingno; his wife, Shirley Goss; and his son, Jason.

He will be greatly missed by his sister, Abigail Mulcahy; brother-in-law, Greg Mulcahy; nieces, Laura Green (husband John Green and children Zachary and Maggie), Pamela Schulze (husband John Schulze and children Karin and Allen), Amy Barrilleaux (husband John Beard and children Alex and A.J.)

In light of the global pandemic, the family will hold a private funeral followed by burial at Shelton Cemetery in Copiah County, Mississippi. A public memorial service is planned for the summer and will be announced at a later date. At that time, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to New Orleans VA Medical Center or Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Centers.

We are thankful for the friends, relatives, neighbors, caregivers, and medical professionals who have helped us through this difficult time. Your acts of kindness, good wishes, and prayers are deeply appreciated.

An on-line guest book is available at www.harrymckneely.com.