Thelma Allen

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Funeral services for Thelma Nell McClelland Allen
were held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at Pine Hill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery under the direction of Jeane’s Funeral Service.
A visitation time for the family and friends of Mrs. Allen was
held at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.
Mrs. Allen was born on March 27, 1944, in Jasper, TX and passed away in her home surrounded by her loved ones on May 31, 2019, at the age of 75. For a while, Mrs.
Allen worked in the Leesville Café and then as a receptionist for Alexander’s Auto Salvage which is presently Scooter’s Auto Salvage. She loved to read her Bible, and we all know she loved the Lord.
Mrs. Allen was preceded in death by her
parents, Theo McClelland and Opal McClelland; daughter, Shonda Riffle; son, William Stephens; brothers, Theo McClelland Jr., Henry McClelland, and Velmer “”Butch”” McClelland; sister, Opal Dean McClelland Arrant; and former husband, Gene Stephens
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Louis G. Allen; children, Thelma Creel of DeRidder, LA; Nancy Green of Gravette, AR; Gene Stephens Jr. of Leesville, LA; Alicia Coker of New Llano, LA; Angie Smith of Mountainburg, AR; and
Gentry Allen of Leesville, LA; eighteen grandchildren and a slew of great-grandchildren; and brothers, Otto McClelland and Finnis McClelland both of Texas.
Pallbearers were Larry Alexander, Charlie Alexander, Andrew Allen, Antonio Lam,
Meghan Riffle, Nathan Restine, and Mark Dowty.
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