Billie Marie Smith Allen, 76, of Marlin, entered into rest on Tuesday, July 4, 2006. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Adams Funeral Chapel with Elders Daniel Gough and Wesley Townsend officiating. Burial will follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday from 6 – 8 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home.
Billie was born Aug. 22, 1929 in Marlin, to Willie Clarence and Mary Ellen Clawson Smith. She was a teacher’s aide for the Marlin Independent School District for 20 years, retiring in 1987. She was a lifelong resident of Marlin and a member of the Remnant Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where her husband is the presiding Elder. Billie married Arthur Allen on March 12, 1948 in Marlin. She loved flowers, cooking, her family and friends and was an animal lover especially to her beloved “Tova”. All who knew and loved her will miss Billie.
Survivors include her husband, Arthur P. Allen of Marlin; daughter, Sharon Allen Cantrell of Marlin; sons, Charles Allen of Austin, Mike Allen and wife Linda of Austin; brother, Welton Smith and wife Nancy of Katy; sister, Mary Beth Krupp of Trafford, PA; grandchildren, Travis and Tracy Allen, Natalie Allen, Kyle Cantrell, Sarah Whitaker and husband Brady; great-grandchildren, Kalob Sturgis, Samuel and Ellington Whitaker; nephew, Kevin Smith wife Robbie and their children Sydney and Shaffer of Katy; nieces, Ceil Smith Harris husband Steve and their children Haley and Cory, Carol Ann Johnson and daughter Krystal of Las Vegas, NV and Linda Krupp of Trafford, PA.
Pallbearers will be Travis Allen, Kyle Cantrell, Steve Harris, Kevin Smith, Brady Whitaker and Rob Ramsey.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Smock, Joe Rosas, Justin Sturgis, James Peeler and Billy Walker.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to: Remnant Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 204 Live Oak, Marlin, TX 76661 or the charity of your choice.
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