Furman Ray “Bud” Allred, 68, of Branch, Arkansas, died Sunday, August 5, 2018, in Russellville, Arkansas. He was born November 21, 1949 to the late Furman Ernest Allred and Ethel Louise (McNeese) Allred. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Patsy Mae (Curtis) Allred; an infant son, Ronnie Allred, and a sister, Pamela Allred.


Bud was a retired U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran, serving two tours in Vietnam and serving over twenty years in the U.S. Army.


Graveside service, with full military honors, was at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 9th, at Fort Smith National Cemetery in Fort Smith, under the direction of Brotherton Brothers Funeral Home in Paris. Rev. Angelo Florenciano officiated the service.


He is survived by a son, Steven Allred; five sisters, Julie O’Connor, Kathy Howell, Dixie Carman, Marsha Farmer and Pat Robertson; four brothers, Paul Allred, John Allred, Cecil Allred, and James Allred; several grandchildren.