Helen Barker Allen

Jan. 04, 2013 @ 11:02 PM

Helen Barker Allen, age 81 of Sevierville, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2013. She was a member of Jones Chapel Baptist Church and was employed by Farmers Mutual Insurance Company for 30 years.

She was preceded in death by her son Gale Allen; parents, Richard and Oda Jane Barker; sisters, Blanche Williams and Bonny June Barker; brother, David Barker; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Sidon Paul and Leona Allen.  

Survivors include her husband, Lillard Allen; Son, Larry Allen and wife Betty; Daughters, Brenda Allen Hembree, Barbara Allen Roberts and husband Daryl; Daughter-in-law, Debbie Allen; Grandchildren, Chad (Leslie) Allen, Amanda Allen (Willis) Hill, Heather (Matt) Hembree Smith, Krystal Hembree, Whitney Allen (Charlie) Hodges, William (Sarah) Allen, McKenzie Roberts, Mollie Roberts, Beth (Pete) Dziubla, Holly (Ernie)  Brooks, Christina Stanfill; Eighteen great-grandchildren; Brothers, Richard Barker, Jr and the late Deanna Barker, Paul Barker and wife Eva, Bob Barker and wife Ronnie; Sisters, Betty Jo Thomas, Mary Ruth Proffitt, Wanda Barker, Sharon Stoffle and husband Jerry; Sisters-in-law, Lucille Hatcher and the late Carl Hatcher, Wanda Henderson and husband Ray C.; Host of special nieces and nephews; Aunt, Ruth Loveday Whaley; Caregiver, Sonja Hayes; Special thanks to the staff and doctors with Covenant Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.  

The family will receive friends 2-4:45 PM Saturday with funeral service to follow at 5 PM in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home. Rev. Melvin Carr and Rev. Kent Loveday officiating. Eulogy by Daryl Roberts. Interment 2 PM Sunday in Allen Cemetery. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.