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Allen Wayne O'Steen

December 8, 1951 ~ November 13, 2020 (age 68)


On November 13, 2020, Allen Wayne O’Steen, Loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend passed away after an extended battle with coronavirus.

Wayne was born to Harry and Reita O’Steen of Mora, Georgia on December 8, 1951. He worked for Coca-Cola Corporation as well as Brooks Auto Parts throughout his life. Wayne married his wife, Lynn, in 1983 and raised a son, Landon (Jennifer) Castleman of Bishop, GA and a daughter, Whitney (Cody) Phillips of Broxton, GA. He was also the proud grandfather of Jacob Castleman and Cooper and Adalyn Ward Phillips. Also surviving are three sisters, Harriett Carter (Linton) of Alma, Lynne Chaney (Ed) of Douglas, GA and  Grace Simmons (Jerry) of Ocilla, GA and two brothers, Eddie O’Steen (Evelyn) of Mora, GA and Van O’Steen (Carmen) of Lake Placid, FL. Several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Mr. O’Steen was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret McLendon and a brother, Howard O’Steen.

Visitation will be a public walk thru, no contact (mask required) between 6pm to 8pm on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at Sims Funeral Home.

A private family graveside service will be held at the Douglas City Cemetery on Monday, November 16, 2020 at 2:00pm. Attendance is limited to immediate family, siblings and their immediate families. Face masks are required. The family also understands if anyone feels uncomfortable attending in person.

Pallbearers will be Greg O’Steen, Eddie Chaney, Rodney Chaney, Kevin Simmons, Josh McCarty, Jacob Castleman, Cooper Phillips and Cody Phillips.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

Sims Funeral Home, Douglas, GA is in charge of arrangements.

Due to COVID-19, Sims Funeral Home Inc. will require all guests and attendees to wear appropriate medical grade face-masks and maintain social distancing at all times while visiting our facility, and highly encouraged at our services outside of our facility.  Masks are not provided.

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November 15, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sims Funeral Home
201 N Peterson Ave.
Douglas, Georgia 31533

Graveside Service
November 16, 2020

2:00 PM
Douglas City Cemetery
1623 N. Gaskin Ave.
Douglas, GA 31533

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