SHELBY - Inez Annis Allen, 103, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 27, 2012, at Sterling House in Shelby.
A native of Rutherford County, she was the daughter of the late Hill Carl and Sarah Nanney Allen. She was also preceded in death by siblings, Odessa Allen, Zula Allen Whitaker, Onsbey P. Allen, Mary Allen Pruett, Hessie Allen McCurry, Lydia Allen Early, Odell Allen, Leola Allen, Goldie Allen, H. C. Allen, Jr. and Dortha Allen her infant sister.
Mrs. Allen was part of the founding members of Hoyle Memorial United Methodist Church and leader of the Girls Scouts of America in the church. She enjoyed baking and various crafting. Mrs. Allen lived through the manned flight from the Wright Brothers to the space shuttle flights.
Mrs. Allen is survived by nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews too numerous to name.
Visitation: The family will receive friends Monday from 6-7:30 p.m. at Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home
Celebration of Life Service: Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Hoyle Memorial United Methodist Church
Officiated By: Rev. Ann Duncan
Burial: Sunset Cemetery, following the service
Funeral Home: Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory
Memorials: Memorials may be given to Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150
Online Condolences: www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com