Sylvia Jane Allen

July 24, 1935November 12, 2011

Sylvia “Jane” Allen of Jackson, TN, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 12, 2011 after a courageous battle with ALS. Jane was born July 24, 1935 in Greenfield, TN to the late James Harold and Margaret Needham. She graduated from Steele Private School and attended West Tennessee Business College. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Raymond Allen in 2008. Jane was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker during her children’s early years. Later she worked at the Camera Shop, The Kitchen Cabinet at Old Hickory Mall and many years at Lambuth Memorial Preschool where she was loved and known by many little ones as “Miss Jane.” She was a longtime member of Johnson Memorial and Grace Presbyterian Church and worked with the children and youth programs and choirs. Jane loved Gospel music and vacationing on the Florida beaches with her family. Survivors include her daughters, Debbie Stockwell (Jeff) and Nancy Hamm of Jackson, Julie Thurmond (Tom) of Lexington, TN, Tracey Stewart (Doug) of Tupelo, MS; grandchildren, Adam Thurmond, Travis Thurmond, Jessica Blankenship (Zack), April Harlow (Reid), Lorie Parker, Tiffany Hamm, Ben Stewart, Eli Stewart; and great-grandchildren, Hunter Parker, Maleigha Wilson, Lleyton Blankenship. Visitation will be Monday, November 14, 2011 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., at George A. Smith & Sons North Chapel. Memorial service will be held at the chapel at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 15, 2011. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens.


  • Visitation Monday, November 14, 2011
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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Lynette Johnson pound

November 21, 2011

To Jane's girls. I'm so sorry for your loss. Jane was so fortunate to have all of you with her through these times. I reflect on years past and know she was well loved. Big hug to one and all.

Tony Bedwell

November 15, 2011

I didn't know Mrs. Allen personally, but I do know Julie, Adam, and Travis and want them to know I'm sorry for their loss. Julie is a model loving daughter; I hope my kids are as kind and diligent when my health declines.

Becky Parks

November 14, 2011

I am so sorry about your Mom. It is hard to lose our folks no matter their condition. You girls have been devoted to caring for your mother. Bless you all. Keeping you all in my thoughts. Love, Becky Parks

Debbie Ferrell

November 14, 2011

I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

November 14, 2011

I am very sorry for your loss. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Kay Stout

November 13, 2011


Suzi Wilbourn

November 13, 2011

My prayers are with all of you. Mrs. Allen was a dear person. I was blessed to have known her if only for a short time. In deepest sympathy.

November 13, 2011

Thoughts are with your precious family. She was a sweet and wonderful person.
In Sympathy, Angie Dailey