Myrtle Lee Parris Allen

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Myrtle Lee Parris Allen passed away peacefully on November 19, 2017, at the age of 81. She was born on February 25, 1936 to Ulysses and Jessie Lee Parris. She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother, William Parris. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Simeon Allen. Her daughters, Dawn (Brian) Crawford of Montgomery, Donna (Sean) Thompson of Yulee, Florida, her granddaughters, Tori and Brie Thompson, her sister, Brenda Sue Parris of Decatur, her brother Robert Parris of Heflin, and Margaret (Marvin) Mayo and numerous nieces and nephews. Myrtle married Simeon on June 12, 1954. They spent 63 wonderful years together. Myrtle and Simeon raised two daughters who love and admire them more than words can say. They are filled with pride for their beautiful granddaughters. Myrtle was most happy when surrounded by the love and laughter of her family. Mrs. Allen was loved by many children during her 20 years as a classroom and physical education assistant at Cleburne County Elementary School. She enjoyed spending time in her flower gardens as evidenced by the floral display that can be seen when driving by their home in the springtime. The family would like to express heartfelt thanks to those who loved and cared for Myrtle: New Beacon Hospice, Home Helpers, Comfort Keepers and caregivers: Anna Hall, LaTonya Bitegeko, Michelle Stephens, Carol Hopkins, Syble Rollins, Julia Rollins, Carrie Bonner Hugghins, and Barbara Beason. Visitation will be held from 12:00 until 2:00 on Wednesday, November 22 at Dryden Funeral Home. The service will be held in the chapel at 2:00 with Doug Prestridge officiating. Interment will be at Pine Grove Baptist Church cemetery. Dryden Funeral Home of Heflin is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Anniston Star on Nov. 21, 2017