Dr Jimmy Allen and Linda Allen
Linda Rae Allen
October 8, 1941 – September 4, 2019
Linda Rae Allen, 77, of Griffin, formerly of St. Simons Island and Big Canoe, died Sept. 4, 2019.
A former president of the Big Canoe Property Owners Association and long-time Big Canoe resident, Allen was the widow of Dr. Jimmy R. Allen.
She believed in the power of education and earned degrees from Young Harris College, Georgia State University and Emory University School of Law. Allen started her working career as an educator and later became an attorney.
Allen was very involved with the Big Canoe community. In 2005 the Big Canoe POA asked her to head up the effort to develop Leadership Big Canoe (LBC), a new program for community leaders.
She is survived by her sister, Jo McCoy; niece, Dawn Truemper; uncle, Donald Rawlings; and three loving dogs, Tut, Princess and Swank. Contributions may be made to ASPCA or to the Georgia Humane Society in her memory.
Linda Allen (second from left) with her steering committee to develop and launch Leadership Big Canoe in Sept. 2005. From left to right, Fred Omundsun, Allen, Bill Saling, Charlotte McCloskey and Bennett Whipple.