Ethel L. Allen

June 20, 1925October 13, 2018

Mrs. Ethel L. Allen, age 93, resident of Salem, Alabama, passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at her daughter's residence. Graveside services are scheduled for Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 3 p.m. with Reverend Sam Allen officiating, according to Striffler-Hamby, Phenix City, Alabama. The family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to the service on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. till 2:30 p.m.

Mrs. Allen, daughter of the late Ben and Lee Gosa, was born June 20, 1925 in Marion County, Georgia. She worked faithfully for over 45 years at Riles Heating and Air until she retired. Mrs. Allen was Baptist by faith; loved her family; enjoyed maintaining flowers in her yard; reading; and crossword puzzles. She was a very organized and independent lady.

Besides her parents, Mrs. Allen was preceded in death by her husband James "Jimmy" T. Allen; and two daughters, Sandra Diane Riles and Linda Dale Special.

She is survived by one daughter, Janice Riles and her husband Jerry of Salem, Alabama; two brothers, Charles Terry and Gene Terry; eight grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Allen family


  • Janice (Jerry) Riles, Daughter
  • Charles Terry, Brother
  • Gene Terry, Brother
  • Ben Gosa, Father
  • Lee Gosa, Mother
  • James "Jimmy" T. Allen, Husband
  • Sandra Diane Riles, Daughter
  • Linda Dale Special, Daughter
  • Mrs. Allen also leaves eight grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends to cherish her loving memory.


  • Vistation Wednesday, October 17, 2018
  • Graveside Funeral Services Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Ethel L. Allen

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L Moore

October 15, 2018

My sincere condolences to the family at this time of loss. Even Jesus wept at the loss of a loved loved one. Please draw comfort from the scriptural promises at Acts 24:15 and Rev 21:3, 4 knowing that God cannot lie (Isaiah 46:10, 11).