Sue Franklin Allen, 70, of McCormick, SC, passed away on March 13, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of love, laughter, and adventure. Sue was born in Charleston, SC, to Woodrow and Ilin Franklin of Strawberry, SC. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Sue's love for life was evident in everything she did. She attended Berkley High School and later Palmer College before embarking on a successful career. She worked at DuPont Cooper River, and Savannah River Site as an Executive Secretary before retiring to manage their family horse farm in Aiken, SC and later in McCormick, SC.
Sue had a passion for horses which began when she started riding at age 3. She loved working in her greenhouse, being on the lake, white water rafting, and spending summers at their vacation home in Dillsboro, NC. She had an infectious smile and laughter that lit up any room. Sue's presence brought joy and happiness to everyone around her, and her zest for life was an inspiration to all.
Sue was preceded in death by her parents, Woodrow and Ilin Franklin, and her sister, Martha Quaife. She is survived by her husband, Gary Wayne Allen of McCormick, SC; her sister, Hope Causby of Dillsboro, NC; her daughter, Suzanne Gabriel, son-in-law Jason Gabriel, and grandson Atley Gabriel of Claremont, NC; her step-son, Bert Allen (Maj, USAF, ret) of Navarre Beach, FL; her step-son, Stephen Allen (Lt. Col, SCANG, ret) daughter-in-law Kathy Allen, granddaughter Sarah Beth Allen, and grandson Will Allen of Evans, GA. Along with many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Sue's life will be scheduled in June, and details will be announced when the exact date and location are confirmed. Sue will be remembered for her unwavering love for her family and friends. Her presence brought joy and laughter to those around her, and she will be deeply missed but forever remembered in the hearts of those who knew her.
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