Minden Press-Herald

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Aug 30th

Grace Marie Nelson Allen

Grace Marie Nelson Allen was born May 5, 1919 in Bienville Parish and died July 7, 2011 in Minden.

She was a lifelong resident of Minden. Mrs. Allen was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Escor McCain Nelson and her husband, Archie Heath Allen, Sr.

She is survived by her children, Sharon Allen McEachern and husband, Jerry and Archie Heath Allen, Jr. and wife, Janice of Minden; grandchildren, Stacie McEachern Cary and husband, Greg of Junction City, Wesley Allen McEachern of Minden and Jerome S. Allen and wife, Dianna of Minden.

She is also survived by great-grandchildren, Addison Grace Cary of Junction City, Shelbie Michelle Allen and Hanna Rushell Allen, Tristan Williams and Makynna Hoyle of Minden; and sister-in-law, Mary Allen DeRouen of Corsicanna, Texas.

Other survivors include nieces, Lovenda Allen Sonnier of Hodge and Marietta DeRouen Reed of Corsicanna, Texas; nephew, Gary DeRouen of Austin, Texas; loving caretaker, Joyce McEachern Bolyer of Minden; and a host of great nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Allen McEachern, Jerome Allen, Greg Cary, James McFarland, Rick Reed and Ross Moak.

A special thank you is extended to Dr. Max Stell, Superior Supported Care and Town and Country Nursing Home for their loving care and kindness.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Gardens of Memory under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today (Friday July 8, 2011) at Rose-Neath Funeral Home.

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