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ALLISON, Geneva Newman, 84, of Blackstone, Va., passed away Friday, May 6, 2011. She was the daughter of the late Lewis and Mae Smithers Newman of Carroll County, Va. Geneva is survived by her three sons, William B. (Chris Ann), Drayton L. (Suzy) and James F. Allison; four grandchildren and one great-grandson. Throughout her life, she celebrated a love of learning, was an avid reader, and was a teacher in all facets of life. Geneva was devoted to her church family as a member of Blackstone Presbyterian Church and held her circle close to her heart. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at Blackstone Presbyterian Church, 301 Church Street. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Blackstone Presbyterian Church or Hospice of VA, 202 Clark St., Farmville, Va. 23901. Registry and condolences via www.mcmillianfuneralhome.com. This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.