Nola V Allison

May 23, 1910January 28, 2013
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Nola V Allison at 102 was received into the hands of her loving heavenly Father on Monday, January 28, 2013. Born in Union City and raised in Memphis from the age of seven, she was one of three daughters of Hirum and Mary Erwin, who all preceded her in death. Nola V was most grateful for the love and companionship she shared with her husband, Leroy Allison, until his death in 1983. For more than fifty years she served with acumen and alacrity at the Cooper Company, earning the respect of her peers and superiors alike for the exemplary quality of her work; she embarked upon a much deserved retirement at the age of ninety-five. Her entire family and host of friends consider themselves very blessed for having her in their lives as she was a wonderful honorary mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother to many. She was an active member of society, participating in her church and community organizations and cheering on her beloved University of Memphis Tigers. She is survived by her two devoted adopted daughters, Nancy Harris Patrick Reed and Sylvia Harris Kendall. The family will receive friends Thursday, January 31st from 5-8 pm at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens on Poplar. Funeral services will be Friday, February 1st at 2pm at the funeral home as well. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family would like to give special thanks to her Memphis family, Gallatin cousins, and Methodist home-health and hospice caregivers.


  • Visitation Thursday, January 31, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 1, 2013

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Helen Tower

February 7, 2013

As a neighbor, she was quite an inspiration. We have missed her.

February 1, 2013

We were so sad to hear of Nola V.'s passing. She was such a sweet, prescious soul. Everyone who knew her loved her. She lived a good, long life. I know you two (Nancy & Sylvia) will miss her. May God bless you both. Love, Tracy & Jay Wright

Nell Harris

February 1, 2013

Nola V. was a loving, Christian friend to my family for many years. God bless you Nancy & Sylvia. You loved and cared for her so well.

Kandy Wallace

January 31, 2013

Miss Nola V was a wonderful, precious and lovely lady. She was an inspiration and mentor to me and many of my CFDD friends. She will be missed. We are all thankful for having known her.
Kandy Wallace, CFDD Memphis

Irene Hollingsworth

January 31, 2013

Nancy, Sylvia and your families my thoughts and prayers are with you. Had a special love for Nola V and happy she is with our loved ones who have gone ahead of us. Love you girls.

Bonnie Maher-Hazel

January 31, 2013

Nola V was a very special lady and will be missed but I know she will be watching over Nancy & Sylvia until they meet again

Ruth Wright

January 31, 2013

Nancy,Sylvia and Families,We are so sadded at Nola's V. death, but we know she was a wonderful person and lived a lovely long life. We were so glad we got to attend her 100th Birthday. You all took such good care of her. May the Lord Bles each of You. Sally, JoAnn, Jay, Tracy, Glenda and Ruth