Dennis James Alldred, 66, of Dawsonville, died March 20, 2019.
Born Sept. 5, 1952 in Abington, Penn. to the late James and Mary Alldred, Dennis was a 1970 graduate of Evans High School in Orlando, Fla. and a 1974 graduate of Cumberland College in Williamsburg, Ky. He held advanced degrees in education from Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla. and the University of Georgia in Athens.
A retired school teacher and coach, he coached football and baseball in Orlando for 12 years and continued teaching and coaching in Forsyth County for the next 26 years, retiring in 2012 with 38 years of service. Mr. Alldred was a lifelong Catholic and was a member of Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church in Dawsonville for the past 30 years.
He was an avid Notre Dame fan and loved nothing better than watching college football with friends on the weekends. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Alldred.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Jenny Holman Alldred, of Dawsonville; daughter, Dr. Mary Alldred and her fiancé Dr. Jon Borrelli, of Plattsburgh, N.Y.; brother, James J. Alldred, of Dawsonville; cousin, Rita (Jim) Lowe, of Dawsonville; special friends, Thomas and Tammi Edwards, of Dawsonville; and several nieces and nephews; various other relatives also survive.
A funeral mass was held at 11 a.m. March 25 at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church with Fr. Brian J. Higgins officiating. Mr. Alldred will be taken to Corbin, KY for interment in the Pine Hill Cemetery.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. March 24 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations were requested be made to the Jeffrey Campbell Evans Foundation, www.jcevansfoundation.org, or the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org.
Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville was in charge of the arrangements.