Mary Grace Allen

February 19, 1923August 1, 2012

Mary Grace Hawkins Allen, 89, of Germantown passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at the home of her daughter. The family will receive guests on Friday, August 10, 2012 from six o’clock until eight o’clock in the evening and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 11 beginning at ten o’clock in the morning followed by reception all at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens located at 5599 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee, 38119. She was a retired Registered Nurse and a member of St. George's Episcopal Church. She is preceded in death by her siblings William Hawkins, Alton Hawkins and AB Hawkins. She is survived by her daughter Frances Noe (Tully) of Bartlett, sister Monnie Hawkins, one grandchild, two step-grandchildren, and five step-great-grandchildren. Online condolences and floral tributes may be offered by visiting


  • Memorial Service Saturday, August 11, 2012
  • Visitation Friday, August 10, 2012

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Dolores Boswell Tierce

August 11, 2012

Monnie, Frances, Tully, and Ashley,
I loved Mary--so many memories, especially as a little girl, growing up, receiving packages from her on my birthdays and at Christmastime, from the different cities in which she lived before settling in NC for a time, where you were born, Frances. When you and your Mother moved back to her hometown, she once stated that she was glad she was back in time to nurse both her Mom and Dad in their later years.
I enjoyed the pictures and video celebrating Mary's life--my crying time.
I'm a first-cousin on Mary's Mother's side--my Aunt Floy, "Tot," as she was often called. That's me now--I can only walk using a rollator (walker).
Monnie, once again, memories! I love you and know you will be lonely without Mary. Call me sometime.
Luther and Dolores Boswell Tierce

Amber Kellis

August 10, 2012

Praying for all of you....

August 9, 2012

Frances, Evelyn and I have many remembrances of your mother and you when you lived in Aberdeen, NC. Thank you for letting us know about her.
Frieda Bruton, 4497 Niagara Carthage Rd., Carthage, NC 28327

August 8, 2012

Frances, Tully and Ashley, I dearly loved Mary Grace and shall always remember her for having such a calm and peaceful spirit. Never did Mary Grace ever say an unkind word about anyone. The self-confidence she had and inner strength would have made her an outstanding physician. She will be missed but never forgotten. Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of Mary Grace, your dear loved one. Anita Gayle Kerns, Germantown, TN

Donna Strazi

August 6, 2012

Thank you, God, for sharing such a wonderful lady with us. What a blessing in my life to have known her. To be in her quiet presence was just joyful. I will always remember "Ms. Allen."

Bob Hawkins

August 6, 2012

Frances, Tully, and Ashley, You are in our thoughts and prayers. I am very thankful to God for having an Aunt with such a sweet and kind spirit as Aunt Mary. As you know she was an excellent nurse too. We will all miss her, but we have so many precious memories!
The Bob Hawkins family, (Indianapolis, IN.)

Kay Russell

August 5, 2012

Frances, Dee Cooke called to let me know about your mom. I am so sorry. I will always remember the shower you two had for Dorothy where we each brought a silk flower to make one big arrangement. What a great idea!

Bob, Janet, Danny, Ben and Ryan Leahy

August 4, 2012

Frances, Tully and Ashley,
We have been praying for all of you. Frances. The pictures are precious. You look just like your mom:-) Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. It looks like you had a great upbringing. What a blessing. Wish we could be there. Since, we can't, please feel our love, prayers and hugs.
Love and God Bless,
Janny, Bobby, Danny, Ben and Ryan Leahy xoxoxoxoxoxoxox