Obits - January10, 2013

Janie Lynn Allen, 55, of Palestine, Texas, passed away on December 30, 2012.

Funeral services were held Friday, January 4th at Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Home. Rev. W.E. Shiflet of United Pentecostal Church officiated. Burial followed the funeral at Earles Chapel Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were handled by Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Home.

Pallbearers at the cemetery were Jack B. Allen III, Charles Curtis Allen, Larry Rhone, Ronnie Bynum Sr., Ronnie Bynum Jr., and Cody Allen. Honorary Pallbearers included Wade Walker and Rodney Walker.

Janie was born in Palestine, Texas on October 21,1957. She was married to Jack B. Allen Jr. on August 10, 1975; they were married 37 years. Janie worked full time as a mother and homemaker.

Janie is survived by her husband, Jack B. Allen Jr. of Palestine Texas; son, Jack B. Allen III and wife April of La Porte Texas; son, Charles Curtis Allen and wife Emily of Rowlett Texas; daughter, Stacey Christina Allen of Palestine Texas; father, James Leroy Walker of Palestine Texas; brothers, Ronnie Bynum and wife Carole of Teague Texas, Wade Walker of Broom City, Texas, Rodney Walker of Tyler Texas; grandchildren Nathaniel, Ethan, Dean, Kelsey, Brooklyn and other family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the American Diabetes Association. The family of Janie Allen wishes to thank the staff and friends of the Greenbriar Nursing Horne of Palestine and East Texas Medical Center of Tyler for their care, compassion and friendship.

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