Thelma Naomi Allport

December 8, 1921August 17, 2017

Thelma N. Allport 95, of Lansing, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Bower's Hospice House with family by her side. She was born December 8, 1921 and was the daughter to the late Jacob and Alice Stroud Seelinger. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a member of the Lansing Baptist Church and her faithful Wednesday Bible study group for more than 20 years included June Denoff, Norma Smith, and Norma Shuff. She is survived by her son, David Michael Allport and wife, Linda of Beckley; her daughter, Mona L. Groves and husband, Dana of Summersville; four grandchildren, David Jones of Lewisburg, Christopher R. Groves of Craigsville, Dr. David Michael Allport and wife Candy of Dayton, TN, Dr. Christopher D. Allport and wife Lisa of Huntsville, AL, eight great-grandchildren, Ashley Jones, Sarah Allport, Nathan Allport, Caleb Allport, Benjamin Allport, Tristan Jordan, Amelia Allport, David M. Allport, III. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Orval O. Allport, and son, Billy D. Allport, two brothers, William Seelinger, Roy Seelinger, and two sisters, Rosie Blume and Katie Seelinger. Family and friends will be received at the Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home in Fayetteville on Saturday from 12:00 until 2:00 and the funeral at 2:00 pm. with Pastor Kenny Hayes officiating. Entombment will be Saturday at Restlawn Cemetary at Victor. Pallbearers will be the grandsons, son-in-law and friends. The family would like to express heartfelt thanks to Fayette Continuous Care, Dr. Scott Keffer, Dr. Erika Beckett, Plateau Medical Center, Bowers Hospice House, and her caretakers, Carolyn Eastman, Connie Lee, Elizabeth Koontz and Rose Carte for their compassionate care and assistance. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Lansing Baptist Church, PO Box 43, Lansing, WV 25862 or The Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801. For those wishing to express your condolences to the Allport family, you may do so by visiting our website at The family has entrusted arrangements to Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 West Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, WV.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 19, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, August 19, 2017

  • Burial

    Saturday, August 19, 2017


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Edith Stanley

August 28, 2017

To Mike, Mona, and all the family members -- Just know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Your hearts are heavy with this loss of your dear mother, but you know she is with her beloved Orval now and other family members who have gone before her. Just know that she is resting peacefully now in the arms of the angels. We send our love to you all.
Shirley Stanley Frederick (Martinsburg, WV)
Edie Stanley (Portal, GA)
Drew and Kim Stanley (Ranson, WV)

Lovie Ruloff

August 18, 2017

What a beautiful Christian lady and a wonderful neighbor. Our family feels blessed having known her. Our deepest sympathy to Mike, Mona and families.

Lovie & Jerry Ruloff
Jerry & Charles Hundley

Lois IHolliday

August 18, 2017

Deae Mike and Mona - so sorry to hear about your mother. I know you have many wonderful memories and I am thinking about you and wishing you rest in this difficult time. Love and prayers - Lois (Bailess) Holliday

Jim Ramsey

August 18, 2017

My condolences to the Family she was a very special lady always had a smile for you

Dallas Duncan

August 17, 2017

I'm very sorry for your loss. Miss Allport was a very sweet, kind, loving Christian lady. She was a very important lady in my life while I was growing up. I will always have fond memories of her. Prayers for the family.

Patricia Bickford

August 17, 2017

My deepest condolences to the Allport family. Mona I am so very sorry for your loss. I pray God's comfort that passes all understanding upon you and your family.