Mary Elizabeth "Libby" Thomas Allen

MULLENS - Mary Elizabeth "Libby" Thomas Allen, 73, of 1019 Guyandotte Ave., went to be with her heavenly Father on Tuesday, July 3, 2001, in a Charleston Hospice Center. Born Dec. 9, 1927, in Matoaka, she was the daughter of the late Diab and Mary Ramah Thomas. Ms. Allen was a lifetime resident of Mullens, a member of St. John's Catholic Church and co-owner and operator of Thomas Grocery in Mullens for 10 years. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Amyalene Thomas and Alene Isaac, and five brothers, George R., Tommy, Amene, Salene and Wallace Thomas. Survivors include a son, Tony Allen and his wife, Jennifer of Charleston; a grandson, Justin Allen of Charleston; two sisters, Louise Perry of San Diego and Doris Newman of Arlington, Va.; and a brother, William Thomas of Orlando, Fla. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. John's Catholic Church, Mullens, with Father Jack Reich officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Arrangements by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.

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