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Mrs. Juanita Allen

LaFAYETTE — Mrs. Juanita Abernathy Allen, 84, of LaFayette, Ala. died Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Arbor Springs in Opelika, Ala. Mrs. Allen was born in Chambers County on Sept. 28, 1934 to the late Henry Stewart Abernathy and the late Docia Gooden Abernathy.

She was a graduate of LaFayette High School and started her career at the Jimmy Nichols Insurance Company. Juanita then worked for Tucker Brothers and Farmers And Merchants Bank, both in LaFayette, for over thirty years. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church where she sang in the choir. She was a former member of the LaFayette Pilot Club, serving as treasurer and president, and a member of the LaFayette Bridge Club. She loved bingo, dancing, cooking and traveling. Juanita also treasured every minute spent with her loving family.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 at 11 a.m. CDT at the First Baptist Church with burial to follow at the LaFayette City Cemetery. The Rev. Jimmy Allen will be officiating. Visitation was held Tuesday at the church from 10 a.m until 11 a.m. prior to the service.

Juanita was predeceased by her husband of twenty-eight years, Henry Lamar Allen, and four siblings, Stella Pierce, Vincent Abernathy, Nellie Ruth Allen, and David Abernathy. She is survived by three children, Henry Lamar (Teresa) Allen, Jr. of Wetumpka, Ala., Don (Amy) Allen of Auburn, Ala. and Lisa (Marvin) Brown of Augusta, Ga.; two sisters, Sara Yancey of LaFayette, and Diann (Buddy) Nix of Chattanooga, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Henry Lamar (Alana) Allen III, Sara (Blake) Piel, Alex (Blane) Rudd, Marvin Eugene “Trip” Brown III, Tara Margaret Brown, Tatum (Benson) Davidson, and six great grandchildren.

Donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund. On line condolences may be sent to jeffjonesfuneralhome.com.  Jeff Jones Funeral Home, LaFayette, Ala. is directing.