Doris Tarvin Allen
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Doris Tarvin Allen, 77, passed peacefully after a short illness on February 14, 2013. She was the loving wife of Dr. Joe F. Allen for 57 years, and a resident of Clemson, SC, for 49 years. She was predeceased by her parents, Walt and Ruby Tarvin, of Rocky Face, GA. Doris loved and appreciated her children, Debby Brackett (Bob) and R. Trent Allen (Ginger), and her grandchildren Robert (Kaley) and Jeremy Allen, and Luke (Jessica), Daniel, and Winona Brackett. She is also survived by a brother, Gene Tarvin, of Rocky Face, GA.
Loved and admired by her large extended family and many friends, Doris was a noted needleworker and instructor who conducted workshops nearby and across the country from New York to Salt Lake City. She and her son, Trent, opened Allens' Creations Frame and Art Gallery in Clemson in 1976.
Doris and Joe "adopted" many students over the years as active members of First Baptist Church of Clemson. They were named Danforth Associates for "humanizing the educational experience" due to their work with Clemson University students.
She loved to travel across the USA and beyond, visiting all 50 states. Highlights of her travels included taking each grandchild on a "dinosaur -hunting" trip for his/her 10th birthday, snow skiing, and "canyon-hopping" , especially in southern Utah.
Doris graduated from WestSide High School in Villanow, GA, and played on the state championship basketball team in1957. She attended Berry College, where she met Joe and "the rest is history," forming a life filled with wonderful family and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 2:00 P. M. at Clemson First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. until 7:30 P.M. at Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, Central and also from 1:00 P.M. until 1:45 P.M. Sunday at Clemson First Baptist Church.
Condolences may be expressed on line at www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com or in person at Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home which is assisting the family.
Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home & Crematory
108 Cross Creek Road
Central, SC 29630
Published in The Greenville News on Feb. 16, 2013