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Mrs. Lessie C. "Eva" Berry ALLEN

MULLINS -- Mrs. Lessie C. "Eva" Allen, 69, wife of Culbert Allen, died Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at Marion County Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1 at Aynor Church of God with the Rev. Jerry Love officiating. Burial will follow in Cook Family Cemetery, directed by Cox-Collins Funeral Home.

Mrs. Allen was born Jan. 2, 1933 in Dillon County, a daughter of the William Sidney Berry and the late Annie Turner Berry. Mrs. Allen was a homemaker and a member of Aynor Church of God.

Surviving Mrs. Allen in addition to her husband of the home are her children, Linda Faye Gerrald of Mullins, Tina Coleman of Interlachen, Fla., William Cook of Aynor, Addie Mae Cook of Mullins, Ernest Cook Jr. of Mullins and Carlton Cook of Lake City; 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; six brothers, David Berry of Baltimore, Doug Berry of Clairemont, Fla., Mack Berry of Bushnell, Fla., Curtis Berry of Bennettsville, Cecil Berry of Clairemont, Fla., and Harold Berry of Bennettsville; and three sisters, Lottie Mae Sweat of Bennettsville, Joyce Berry of Concord, N.C., and Ruth Williams of Bennettsville.

Mrs. Allen was predeceased by two daughters, Annie Mae Cook and Virginia Darnell Cook; a brother, J.D. Berry; and a sister, Trusla Berry.

Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Cox-Collins Funeral Home.


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