Mrs. Judy Allen, age 85 of Benton, KY, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at 4:35 p.m. at Murray-Calloway Co. Hospital in Murray, KY. Born Wednesday, March 27, 1929 in Searcy, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Luther Anderson Fitch and the late Mary Magdalene (Ellis) Fitch. She was a wife and mother and was retired from M and G Transportation where she worked as a towboat cook, also in her later years, she worked as a sitter.
Surviving are four daughters, Sandra K. Allen of Benton, KY, Charlotte Marie Allen of Hardin, KY, Barbara Jean Bailey of Benton, KY and Tamela York of Benton, KY, four sisters, Polly Henson of Benton, KY, Violet Sanders of Paris, TN, Anna Belle Whitthorne of Springfield, IL and Joyce Palazzolo of Baldwin, MO. Seven grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren also survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of sixty-nine years, Eddie Allen, by one son, Charles Wayne Allen, one daughter, Judy Carol Mullen, one grandson, Jason Don Borders, two brothers, Charlie Fitch and George Fitch, four sisters, Ruth Foster, Thelma Gates, Nellie McCord and Florence Bradshaw.
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 18. 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of the Collier Funeral Home located at 211 West 5th St. Benton, KY. 42025. Rev. Charles Simmons will officiate. Interment will follow the service in the Bevil Cemetery, Paris, TN. The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the Collier Funeral Home in Benton, KY.
The family asks that memorial contributions may be sent to American Cancer Society, c/o Brenda McClaran, 510 West 9th St. Benton, KY 42025 or to the Kentucky ALS Association, 2807 Amsterdam Rd. Villa Hills, KY 41017.
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