SHELBY-- Shirley Allen, 76, died Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at Kings Mountain Hospice.
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Born in Cleveland County, she is the daughter of the late James Arthur and Donna Hudgins Dotson. Shirley was a media member of the Jimmy Swaggart's Family Worship Center. She retired as Quality Control from Kemet. She loved flowers, gardening and spending time with her family.
In addition to her parents, Shirley is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Allen Sr.; a son, Robert Allen Jr.; and nine brothers and sisters.
Shirley is survived by two daughters, Debbie Braswell of Shelby and Shelia Bell of Kings Mountain; one brother, Charles Dotson and wife Jane of Jacksonville Fla.; five grandchildren, Jennifer Zeidman, Doug Wallace Jr., Katie Bell, Kyle Bell and Robert Allen III; three great-grandchildren; special niece and nephew, Mike Rogers and Millie Rogers, both of Shelby; and sister in law, Kay Kiser of Shelby.
Visitation: The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Funeral service: 4 p.m. Sunday in the Chapel of Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory
Officiating: The Rev. Don L. Williams
Burial: will follow in Sunset Cemetery .
Funeral Home: Cecil M Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.
Memorials: May be made to Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby NC 28150.
Online Guest Registry: www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com
Published in Shelby Star on Aug. 23, 2013