June 1932, passed away Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Crestwood Chapel. The Rev. Jerald Adams will officiate. Burial will be at Crestwood Cemetery. Crestwood Memorial Funeral Home will direct services.
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Mrs. Allen was a native of Gadsden and a lifelong member of Paden Baptist Church. Until her health made it impossible to do so, she taught Sunday School and was the chairperson of the Finance Committee. She was a 1950 graduate of Gadsden High School and retired from the Etowah County Circuit Clerk's Office.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Annie Bell Garrett; brothers, James "Jim" Garrett and Thomas "Corky" Garrett; and son, Glen Harvey Allen.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, James Harvey Allen; daughters, June (Eddie) Nichols and Cheryl (Jim) Cornutt; chosen daughter, Kay Moore; sons, James David Allen, John (Dena) Allen and Bill Allen; granddaughters, Melody (Chris) Cornutt Oakley, Danielle (K.C.) Allen Oswalt, Jennifer Allen, Jessica Nichols and Ashley Allen; grandsons, Benjamin Cornutt, Joshua Nichols, Jonathan Nichols, Daniel Allen and Isaac Ngan; brothers, Bill (Glenda) Garrett and Richard (Julie) Garrett; sister, Jo Ann (Jim) Crowe; as well as loved nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Benjamin Cornutt, Joshua Nichols, Jonathan Nichols, Daniel Allen, Chris Oakley, Isaac Ngan and K.C. Oswalt.
Honorary pallbearers will be Barney Martin, Charles Burgess, Bobby Morgan and D.R. Hamby.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Paden Baptist Church, 900 Padenreich Ave., East Gadsden, AL 35903.
The family would like to thank the special caregivers who provided love and care. Each has become part of our family.
Visitation will be held at Crestwood Funeral Home from 1 p.m. Sunday until the hour of service.
Published in The Gadsden Times on Jan. 22, 2011
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