Dorothy Griffin Allen

December 5, 1912October 11, 2010

Funeral services for Dorothy Griffin Allen, 97, of Calvert, Texas and Nacogdoches, Texas, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 15, 2010, at the First Baptist Church in Calvert, Texas, with Dr. Jeff Riley, Rev. Joe Bailey, and Rev. Ralph Powers officiating. Interment will follow at Calvert City Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, and from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 14, 2010, at the First Baptist Church Calvert, Texas.

Dorothy was born on December 5, 1912, in Bryan, Texas, to William Richard Griffin and Ellen Elizabeth Franklin Griffin and passed away on Monday, October 11, 2010, in Nacogdoches, Texas.

She attended Texas Tech and summer school at Texas A&M University. It was during the summer while visiting her grandparents in Bryan that she met her future husband Winship Stedman “Pony” Allen. They were married for fifty-four years. She is survived by her daughter Dr. Dorothy Ellen Allen of Nacogdoches, Texas. Dorothy Spent the last five years of her life in her daughter’s home where she was lovingly cared for by Karen, Tammie, Rhonda, Ada, Camilla, Helen, Shorty, Sandra, the staff of Hospice of East Texas, the ladies of Westminster Presbyterian Church and special friend Dr. Jane Robertson.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Winship Stedman “Pony” Allen, and brother William Richard Griffin Jr,

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Calvert for 75 years and at the time of her death was the oldest living member. She served in many areas in the church where she was a leader in WMU, a Sunday School teacher, coordinator of the church’s efforts in support of Samaritan’s Purse, the Hospitality House in Huntsville and other mission related events.

Pallbearers will be Bill Grigsby, Stedman Grigsby, Nick Turnham, Randy Wheless, Allen Wiese, Volney Alston, Nicki Lutz, and David Viscarte.

Honorary Pallbearers will be the Deacons of the First Baptist Church, Calvert, Texas. Special Music will be provided by members of Stephen F. Austin State University Music Department.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Calvert, Texas, P.O. Box 270, Calvert, Texas 77837

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  • Funeral Service Friday, October 15, 2010
  • Visitation Wednesday, October 13, 2010
  • Visitation Thursday, October 14, 2010


  • Burial

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October 18, 2010

Dear Chi-Chi,
What an ever present life of service,gentleness & beauty your Mother was. She was a faithful friend to my parents & they loved her . She was a special lady. My prayers are with you & yours.
Nelda Nunnallee Klawetter

October 14, 2010

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May the memories that you and Jane had with your Mom ease the pain.
Tommy and Colleen Miller

Lannie Tucker

October 13, 2010

Another chapter in your life is beginning. It is sweet sorrow that your Mom has passed. She is at peace now, and in the arms of a loving God and those that have gone before her. Thoughts and prayers to you and Jan as you move through the loss. Cherish the good times. Love, Lannie

October 13, 2010

Chi-Chi and Jane,
There are no words to express how we are feeling over the loss of your sweet mother. We count ourselves blessed to have known her.
Doug and Marge Britton