|Birth: ||Apr. 3, 1916|
|Death: ||Sep. 9, 2011|
Mrs. Josie Deal Allen, age 95, died Friday, September 9, 2011, at Ogeechee Area Hospice Inpatient Facility. Mrs. Allen was born in Bulloch County on April 3, 1916 to Mr. and Mrs. Horace Benjamin Deal, and was the fifth of their 12 children. She was married for 53 years to Matthew Holland Allen, and was a faithful member of Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church.
Mrs. Allen was preceded in death by her parents, Horace Benjamin and Dicie Allen Deal; her husband, Matthew Holland Allen; four brothers, James Cecil Deal, Solomon Deal, Herman B. Deal, and Horace Hulon Deal; four sisters, Euna Mae Fagan, Loree Deal, Zemmie Lee Baxter, and Martha Christine Halat; two nieces, Verona Deal Wilson, and Joy Deal Drapalik; and one nephew, Terry Lynn McKanna.
Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Dayton and Ann Allen, of Garfield; two daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and Morgan Rushing, and Sherri and Herman Akins, all of Statesboro; two grandsons and their wives, Jared and Jahala Akins, and Kevin and Christie Allen; four granddaughters, Stephanie McBride, and her husband Tommy, Susan Nevil, and her husband Ricky, Jodie Akins, and Darlene Dailey; five great grandsons, Justin McBride, Lehman Nevil, Cade Allen, Grayson Akins, and Gavin Akins; three great-granddaughters, Jessica McBride, Grace Ann Nevil, and Riley Claire Nevil; two sisters, Elizabeth McKanna and Lillian Petty, both of Statesboro; a brother and sister-in-law, Charles Lavern and Christine Deal; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mrs. Allen will be Sunday at 3:00p.m. at Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church with Elder John Scott officiating.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 to 3:00p.m. at Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church.
Pallbearers will be Jared Akins, Kevin Allen, Tommy McBride, Ricky Nevil, Al McKanna, and Sammy Deal.
Memorials may be made to Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church, c/o James Deal, 210 Jonathon Road, Statesboro, GA 30458, or to Ogeechee Area Hospice, P. O. Box 531, Statesboro, GA 30459.
The family would like to express their deep appreciation to East Georgia Regional Medical Center, Brown's Health and Rehabilitation, and Ogeechee Area Hospice for the excellent care given Mrs. Allen.
Friends and family may sign the online register at www.joineranderson.com
Matthew Holland Allen (1903 - 1994)*
Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
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Record added: Sep 13, 2011
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