Dorothy Grimes Allen

February 18, 1917May 11, 2011

Dorothy Grimes Allen

Graveside services for Dorothy Allen, 94, of Tyler are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 14, 2011 at Tyler Memorial Park with Pastor Keith Brown and family friend Fendley Tucker officiating under the direction of Lloyd James Funeral Home.

Mrs. Allen passed away on May 11, 2011 in Longview.

She was born on February 18, 1917 in the community of New Hope near Jacksonville to the late Melvin D. and Viola Sanford Grimes. She graduated from New Hope High School. She was a member of Fair Park Baptist church and was retired from Brookshire Food Stores. She lived in Tyler for 66 years before moving to Longview in 2010.

She was a loving caring mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother. She married Bill Allen on October 20, 1940. She was preceded in death by her husband in July 1995, sister Opal Anderson Ainsworth, brothers J. M. Grimes and W. D. Grimes.

She is survived by her son, Bobby J. Allen and wife Barbara of Longview; grandchildren Mike and Susan Allen of Longview, Cindy and Milton Bagley of Gilmer, Kim and Matt Comfort of Longview; sister and brother-in-law Chris and Oscar Smith of Jacksonville, brother and sister-in-law Cecil and Jeannie Grimes of Bristol, Virginia four great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and friends.

The family will receive friends prior to the service from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

If desired in lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hearts Way Hospice, 1306 Pine Tree Road, Longview, Texas 75604 or Fair Park Baptist Church, 3012 South Bruck, Tyler, Texas 75702.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, May 14, 2011

Dorothy Grimes Allen

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May 13, 2011

Aunt Dot was such a sweet lady, friend to everyone and loved to be with family. Everytime my family would see her she would always make us her "FAMOUS SWEET TEA". I know you are with Uncle Bill, your family and friends having coffee and Sweet Tea ! Love you and will miss you. Happy Trails Larry and Debbie Grimes and family.

May 13, 2011

My dear Allen family ... I am SO sorry to learn of the loss of your beloved Nanny. I know how much she meant to all of you. Please know we are thinking of you all and sending warm thoughts your way. With love and prayers for you all ... Steve & Elyse Nesbitt McCoskey

Terry & Julie Smith

May 12, 2011

We are sure going to miss "Auntie" Dorothy. She was always so much fun. Always pulling a joke on you and always laughing. Even in her last years when she couldn't hear thunder and had no idea what you were talking about, she still laughed. What a Rangers fan. We love you. Terry & Julie

Lloyd James Funeral Home

May 11, 2011

Offering our deepest condolences during this time.