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Emma B. Allen, Taylor Co., KY (1912-2011)

She was the matriarch of a large, respected Taylor Co., KY, family. She was a member of the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church and had been an employee of Fruit of the Loom in Campbellsville, KY
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Emma B. Allen of Campbellsville, KY, 98, died at 6:50amET, Tuesday, May 17, 2011 in Campbellsville, KY.

Funeral services will be at 5:30pmET/4:30pmCT, Thursday, May 19, 2011, at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon AV, Campbellsville, KY by Rev. Otis Skaggs, with burial in the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Roger Lee Beams, Rondall Beams, David Bell, Brandon Mardis, Kyle Mardis, and Foster Sprowles.

Emma B. Allen, Taylor Co., KY (1912-2011)

Emma B. Allen was the daughter of the late Frank Skaggs and Mattie Coakley Skaggs. She was born in Taylor Co., KY, Monday, November 19, 1912. She died Tuesday, May 17, 2011 in Campbellsville, Taylor Co., KY, at the age of 98 years, 5 months, and 29 days.

She professed faith in Christ and was a member of the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.

She was an employee of Fruit of the Loom in Campbellsville, KY.

She united in marriage to Willard H. Allen. He preceded her in death May 23, 1939.

She is survived by the following:
  • One daughter and son-in-law: Mary Helen and Wayne Sprowles of Campbellsville, KY

  • Two granddaughters: Diane Mardis of Campbellsville, KY, and Retha Sprowles of Louisville, KY

  • Two great-grandsons: Kyle Mardis and special friend, Beverly Lynn of Campbellsville, KY; and Brandon Mardis and wife, Devin of LaGrange, KY

  • Three great-great-granddaughters: MaKayla Mardis, Emma Hadley and Gracie Hadley

  • Several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Alan Wayne Sprowles December 31, 1956; one brother and three sisters: Bob Skaggs, Annie Spratt, Mary Lizzie Wright and Nellie Miller. Expressions of sympathy requested to be donations to Gideon Bibles and may be made at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

The Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon AV, Campbellsville, KY in charge of arrangements.

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Emma B. Allen, Taylor Co., KY (1912-2011)

2011-05-18 - 418 Lebanon AV, Campbellsville, KY - Photo from Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.
Emma B. Allen, Taylor Co., KY (1912-2011)

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