Mrs. Ella Pauline Allen, age 105, of Blue Ridge, GA passed away Thursday, January 31, 2013 at her home.Mrs. Allen was born in Fannin County, GA on June 10, 1907 to the late Claymon Sluder and Cordelia P. Dilbeck Sluder. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Homer Allen and a son, Andy Allen. She was the oldest living member of Helping Hand Fellowship Church.
She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Bill & Wanda Allen of Blairsville, GA, Don Allen of Lake Jackson, TX, Dan & Patty Allen of McCaysville, GA, and Kenneth & Betty Allen of Ellijay, GA; daughters and sons-in-law, Mae Davenport of Blue Ridge, Myrtle Walz of Epworth, Betty Lorraine Hall of Bradford, FL, Ruth & Ronald Keith of Blue Ridge, and Shirley & Danny Walker of Blue Ridge. Mrs. Allen has over 100 grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. from the Akins of Blue Ridge Chapel with Rev. Larry Turner officiating. Eulogy will be by Rev. Roy Hall. Music will be by Larry & Brenda Turner, Althea Davenport, Brenda Patterson, Ashley Curtis,and Chad Walker. Pallbearers will be Larry Davenport, Jim Davenport, Mike Walz, Terry Allen, Rodger Keith, Jere Allen, Kenneth Junior Allen, Chad Walker, and Ernie Allen. Graveside services will be conducted by Rev. Denny Hawkins. Interment will follow in Colwell Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday evening after 6:00 p.m.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.akinsfuneralhome.com. Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge is in charge of arrangements.