OBITUARY

Jerry & Betty Allen

Jerry L. Allen, 71, of Fort Smith, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2012, in Fort Smith. He was born May 20, 1940 in Caruthersville, MO. He was a retired Computer Technician for IBM and a Veteran of the United States Navy. He was preceded in death by two sons Michael Wayne and Joseph Gerard Allen. Funeral service will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Ken Overturf officiating. Burial will be at Mt. View Cemetery with Military Honors. He was survived by three sisters Pat Hemphill of Doniphan, MO, Betty Blagg of Carthage, MO and Kathy Morlan of Poplar Bluff, MO and one brother Johnny Allen of Pevely, MO. Pallbearers will be Dorcy Clegg, Terry Browning, Jerry Whisenhunt, Jim Strobel, Mike Hicks and John Craig. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Newton and David Baggett. The family will visit with friends Tuesday from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Peachtree Hospice, 2910 Jenny Lind, Fort Smith, AR 72901.

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Betty Irene Allen, 70, of Fort Smith, passed away Monday, May 7, 2012, in Fort Smith. She was a Domestic Engineer. She was born December 16, 1941in Midland, AR. She was preceded in death by two sons Michael Wayne and Joseph Gerard Allen. Funeral service will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Ken Overturf officiating. Burial will be at Mt. View Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. She is survived by three sisters Mary Cusick of Greenwood, Pauline Smith of Fort Smith and Wanda Bartlett of Fort Smith. Pallbearers will be Jeremy Brown, Joel Brown, Nick Black, Brandon Martin, Aaron Johnson and Brian Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Newton and David Baggett. The family will visit with friends Tuesday evening 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Peachtree Hospice, 2910 Jenny Lind, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901. To place online tributes visit www.edwardsfuneralhome.com.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 9, 2012
  • Visitation Tuesday, May 8, 2012

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Burial
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Jerry & Betty Allen

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The Frazier Family

February 27, 2013

My husband and I rent one of their houses and that is how we met Jerry and Betty. They were very special people you could tell immediately! I miss visiting them with our daughter and talking about cats and boys. She still talks about the donuts and banana Popsicles. The last thing I talked to Betty about was her wishes for a tree in the front yard. Dear Betty we will get you that tree! Truly missed but never forgotten!

Jo Jennings Hall

May 8, 2012

I worked with Jerry and the "IBM" guys for about 7 years in Fort Smith from 1992 to mid-1999. What a precious, precious man, Jerry Allen was. I came to know Betty through Jerry and always enjoyed talking with her when I would call their house or stop by. There could never be a truer friend than Jerry and our friendship did not stop just because we quit working together. I shall miss those twinkling eyes of his with that smile. I so wish I could pay my last respects in person but I will be out of town on business. How bitter sweet that Jerry and Betty will have their final goodbye together. The world has lost two precious people. I am a better person for knowing Betty and Jerry and am so thankful for their friendship. May God Bless their families.

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