Mary Elizabeth Peavy Allen

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Mary Elizabeth Peavy Allen Mary Elizabeth Peavy Allen, 88, of Tallahassee, passed away Monday, May 14, 2012 at Westminster Oaks in Tallahassee. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Pace A. Allen, Sr. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, EDT, Wednesday, May 16 at First Baptist Church of Tallahassee. A reception for family and friends will follow in the church fellowship hall. Interment will take place at Roselawn Cemetery following the reception. The family will also receive friends Tuesday (tonight), from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Bevis funeral home on North Monroe Street in Tallahassee (850/385-2193 or www.bevisfh.com).

Gifts in memory of Mrs. Allen may be made to First Baptist Church, 108 West College Avenue, Tallahassee, FL 32301; or to Westminster Oaks Foundation, 4445 Meandering Way, Tallahassee, FL 32308.

She was a native of Concord and was raised in Tallahassee. The Allen’s spent several years in Vero Beach and Defuniak Springs and 17 years in Crestview, before finally returning home to Tallahassee. She attended Florida State College for Women, where she was a member of Beta Sigma Phi. Mrs. Allen had been active in the Garden Club, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the United Daughters of the Confederacy and Springtime Tallahassee, where she and Mr. Allen were members of the 20th Century Krewe. She was also a longtime member of First Baptist Church, where she attended the Early Risers Sunday School Class.

In addition to her husband, she is also survived by four children, James Carl “Jimmy” Allen (Nellie) of Tallahassee, Pace A. Allen, Jr. (Denise) of Daytona Beach, Robert Joseph “Rob” Allen (Beth) of Tallahassee and Mary Lisa Bolton (Bruce) of Long Beach, CA; two brothers, Camp Peavy (Nancy) of Tallahassee and Joe Peavy (Suzanne) of Madison; five grandchildren, James Carl Allen, Jr. (Jeni) of Tennessee, Henry Casper Allen (Courtney) of Orlando, Emilyann Girdner (Justin) of Missouri, Sarah Elizabeth Allen of Tallahassee and Samuel Allen, also of Tallahassee; and three great-grandchildren, Maxim Allen, Wendy Allen and David Allen. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Amelia Bowen Peavy; and two grandchildren, Amelia Christi Lynn Allen and Pace Carley Allen.

BEVIS FUNERAL HOME of Tallahassee is assisting the Allen family.