Mayrene Laverne Allen, 80, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on Thursday April 3, 2013 in Waldron. She was born September 17, 1932 in Scott County, Arkansas to the late John O. and Grace (West) Franklin.
She is survived by eight children; Kathy Helton and husband James Helton, Shirley Scott and husband Almus Scott, Larry Allen, Donnie Allen, Kenny Allen and wife Lavada, Gary Allen and wife Rosie, Troy Allen, and David Allen all of Waldron, Arkansas. 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, one sister Nova Allen of Waldron, Arkansas, two brothers; Hobert Franklin of Okmulgee, Oklahoma and Junior Franklin of Waldron, Arkansas and several special nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband L.C. Allen, parents, one brother Calvin Franklin and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday April 5, 2013 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.
Graveside service will be held at 10:00 am Saturday April 6, 2013 at Freedom Cemetery with Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Burial will follow the service in the Freedom Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas.
Pallbearers will be Danny Allen, Dustin Allen, L.C. Marsh, Daniel Hinojosa, Junior Helton and Joe Helton, Jr.
Honorary pallbearers will be her sons and two grandsons Jamie Helton and Scotty Allen Scott.