Meridian Star


March 8, 2013

Mary Alma Garrison Allen

THOMASVILLE, Ala. —    Services for Mary Alma Garrison Allen will be held Saturday, at 2 p.m., at O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Bedsole officiating. Burial will be in Concord Baptist Church Cemetery in Yantley, with O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville in charge of arrangements.

    Mrs. Allen, 93, of Dickinson, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at her home. She was born Oct. 28, 1919 in Yantley. Mrs. Allen was a retired school teacher from Choctaw County High School. She was a former cryptographic specialist during World War II in Washington, DC, and was a member of the First Baptist Church Fulton and former member of Concord Baptist Church, where she was always found to be working.

    Survivors include two sons: Gaines Earl Allen of Satsuma, and Donald Herman Allen of Dickinson; daughter, Mary Edna Allen of Nashville, Tenn.; sister, Ruth Littlepage of Mt. Sterling; five grandchildren; and, two great-grandchildren.

    Condolences may be offered at

    Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Saturday.

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