Allen passed away Friday, May 12, 2023 at 6:45 AM at The Crossing in Baton Rouge at the age of 80. He was a Pastor of the Gospel and a office supply salesman and a resident of Livingston. There will be a 10:30 AM Graveside Service Thursday, May 18, 2023 at Grangeville Baptist Church Cemetery, 3599 LA-63, Pine Grove, LA 70453 conducted by Pastor Mike Cotton and Pastor Laverne King. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Betty D. Betz; sons, Randy Cooper (Dawn), Chad Betz (Ramona) and Jeff Betz (Mandy); sisters, Carolyn Knight and Darla Champagne (Richard); grandchildren, Daniel, Sarah and Lisa, Zachary Kylynn), Nicholette, Brayden (Caitlin), Olivia, Brennen, Brodie and Wyatt; great-grandchildren, Riley, Lilly, Townes, Reed and Anna McClain. Preceded in death by his parents, Henry H. and Alyne Booty Betz; brother, Henry Tier Betz. Pallbearers will be Zachary and Brayden Betz, Brodie and Wyatt Cooper, Neely Gilchrist and James D. Hogan. He was a member of Grangeville Baptist Church. Please sign our online registry book.
May 18, 2023 at 6:27 pm
Mrs Betty, we are so sorry for your loss! We will be praying for you and the boys and their families. Mr. Allen will be greatly missed!
Judy and Bob Wascom
May 18, 2023 at 5:08 pm
Allen was a great man. He had a great bearing on a group of boys who have become great young men. We will keep the Betz family in our thoughts and prayers.
May 15, 2023 at 5:53 pm
I am sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.
May 15, 2023 at 12:31 am
Mr Allen was a light to the people in his life. I could tell the day I met him that he would was going to impact my life. Mr Allen thank you for shining the light of God on me. Though our time as patient and nurse were short, you were a pleasure. My prayers are with the Betz family.
May 13, 2023 at 11:40 pm
” Uncle Allen” as my family referred to him, was a large part of my younger years. As a young man, he would spend summers at my parents, Ray & Shirley Booty in Kentwood, La. Hunting & fishing along with helping with the chores of the dairy farm was a thrill for him & us, too. Lots of great memories of days gone by with Uncle Allen.
Jesus has him in his hands now & I know he is rejoicing with our Lord. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Don and Phyllis Yarborough
May 13, 2023 at 9:24 pm
Allen and Betty Betz and their boys were dear friends we met while Bro. Allen was pastoring a small country church in Liverpool, LA (Days Methodist Church). They were a loving, generous, and hospitable family. Thru the years our paths crossed on other occasions where their service in the GOSPEL ministry took them. Always seeking to praise GOD and minister the WORD of GOD to tell others that JESUS Saves and delivers sinners from darkness into LIGHT and frees us from the Bondage of sin by HIS Death on the Cross of Calvary and empowers Believers by the Holy Spirit to live for JESUS in this earthly life as HIS Disciples and love GOD. Because JESUS defeated death by rising from the Grave, we too who are members of the Body of Christ, and by HIS RESURRECTION from the Grave and Ascension to the FATHER, JESUS intercedes for HIS PEOPLE until GOD calls us to our Eternal Heavenly Abode to be united forever and ever with Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and all who are the Bride of Christ! Our sincere condolences to Bro. Allen’s sweet and precious wife, Mrs. Betty, all the children, grandchildren, and “Great Grands” and the many Friends who loved them. We will miss Bro. Allen’s sweet presence among us, but look toward to that GREAT DAY when All the Body of Christ will be together in HEAVEN!
Sarah and Garrett Watson
May 13, 2023 at 8:27 pm
The sweetest man in the world. Always smiling and so warm/welcoming. He will be missed.
May 13, 2023 at 7:22 pm
Great Uncle Allen will be greatly missed by our family. We are sending sympathy and prayers to all of his family and friends.
Melanie, Zachary and Joshua
Michael T Jones
May 13, 2023 at 6:24 pm
Allen was loving and very loved
David and Chasity Wascom
May 13, 2023 at 5:38 pm
Mr. Allen was a great man! He was a huge influence on my life. I love him and Betty