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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