She began work at the Richmond County Health Department in 1946 and retired in April of 1981, having taken time off when her children were born. After retirement she volunteered with the Red Cross Bloodmobile, worked to fill in at the White-Ross Clinic and helped her husband in his business, Allen’s Produce Co.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Henry Thomas “Tommy” Allen, Jr., on May 24, 1997, her parents, and her sister Nell Cabaniss Thrower on Feb. 14, 1985.
She is survived by two daughters, Sandra Elliott of the home, and “Mrs. Ed” Jane Davenport of Gainesville, Ga.; three grandchildren, Stephen Elliott of Mebane, Allen Walker of Gainesville, Ga., and Rachel Walker of Dawsonville, Ga.; two step grandchildren Rianne Davenport of Gainesville, Ga., and Corporal Cole Davenport of Camp Lejeune; and a brother J. Charles Cabaniss of Shelby, NC
Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church of Rockingham on Saturday July 31, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Jim Nelson officiating. Burial will be in Richmond County Memorial Park with military honors. Visitation will be held at Watson-King Funeral Home on Friday, July 30, from 6-8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Richmond County Hospice, 1119 U.S. #1 N. Rockingham, NC, 28379, or to the donors choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.watson-kingfuneralhome.com
Watson-King Funeral Home in Rockingham is serving the Allen family.
Richmond County Daily Journal
Friday, July 30, 2010