Funeral services for Mrs. Wava Ilene Allen, 78, of Gainesboro,
TN, will be held at 1 P.M. on Friday, February 7, 2020, at
Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro,
TN. Burial will follow in the Pharris Cemetery in the McCoinsville
community of Jackson County, TN.
The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4 P.M. – 8
P.M., and again on Friday from 10 A.M. until time of services.
She passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at St.
Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro, TN.
She was born October 6, 1941, in Jackson County, TN, to the
late Thurman Lee Martin and Avon Cleo Martin. On April 23,
1960, she was married to Bobby D. Allen, who survives. She
was a furniture factory worker, and a member of the Morrison
Creek Church of Christ.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 1 Son:
Ross Dean Allen; 2 Sisters: Marion Nell Hopkins and Bessie
Lee Emmott; and 3 Brothers: Roger Dale Martin, Billy Edward
Martin, and Thurman Harold Martin.
Survivors include her Husband: Bobby D. Allen of Gainesboro,
TN; 2 Sons: Steve D. (Anita) Allen and Dwayne (Diane) Allen,
all of the Dodson Branch community of Jackson County; 1
Daughter: Tina Maynard and Bruce Smallwood of Gainesboro,
TN; 9 Grandchildren: Eric (Kecia) Bartholomew, Steve (Kendra)
Allen, Jonathan Allen, Blake Allen, Kaleb (Emily) Allen, Nicholas
Maynard, Jeremy Jackson, Jordan Allen, Tori Jackson; 4 Great
Grandchildren: Ashton Allen, Lily Bartholomew, Luke
Bartholomew, and Kaylee Allen; and Brothers: Danny (Jenny)
Martin, Wayne Martin, and Jacob Martin, all of Gainesboro, TN.
Lakelan Barham and Kaleb Allen will officiate at the services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Pharris Cemetery, or the
American Heart Association.
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