Reva Dessie (McCarter) Allen

Monday, June 1, 2015

Reva Dessie (McCarter) Allen, 86, of Viola, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015, She was born on Sept. 4, 1928, daughter of Clifford and Eugenia McCarter, in Sevierville, Tenn. She was a life-long resident of the Viola area. She was married to Olen Allen on Nov. 19, 1949. She attended the Viola Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Olen Allen; her sister, Connie Barnes of Hoyt, Oklahoma; her brother, Ross McCarter, of Reeds Spring, and one granddaughter.

Survivors include: a daughter, Neva Chrisman and her husband, Charles, of La Russell; three sons, Leon Allen and his wife, Sherry, of Highlandville, Dervid Allen and his wife, Cindy, of Galena, and Darrell Allen and his wife, Laura, of Okmulgee, Okla.; two sisters, Barbara Bass, of Longtown, Okla., and Ruby Dell Robertson, of Ozark; two brothers, David McCarter and his wife, Reba, of Ozark, and Ralph McCarter and his wife, Marie, of Whitsett, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and interment was at McGuire Cemetery Tuesday under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob, with Pastor Tom Taylor officiating.

Contributions may be made to Viola Baptist Church.

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