Ruth Hutcheson Allen, 69, of Lyons, died Saturday, November 30, 2013 in the Bethany Nursing Center in Vidalia after an extended illness. She was a native of Soperton but spent the last twenty-seven years in Lyons. She had a passion for teaching and taught for the Toombs County School System, Toombs Central High School, Swainsboro High School, and Swainsboro Technical College. She was a member of Elza Baptist Church and Women’s Ministry Association.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Rosa Mae Hutcheson; one sister, Mary Ann Hutcheson; and one brother, Norris Hutcheson.
She is survived by her husband of forty-two years, Larry J. Allen; her three children, Christi Allen Gowen and her husband, Brad, of Buford, Gena Allen Todd and her husband, Michael, of Baxley, and Mell Allen and his wife, Courtney, of Lyons; three sisters, Gwendolyn Lumley of Adrian, Nana Jarriel and her husband, Charles, of Lizella, and Darlene Logan and her husband, Ted, of Statesboro/Soperton; one brother, Russell Hutcheson and his wife, Pauline, of Soperton; seven grandchildren, Tyler Todd, McKenzie Todd, Kylie Todd, Natalie Todd, Shelby Gowen, Wesley Gowen, Teagan Allen; one sister-in-law, Janet Hutcheson “Norris’ wife”, and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was held Wednesday, December 4 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home with the Reverend Tommy Daniels and Gene Stewart officiating. Burial followed in Hutcheson Family Cemetery.
Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home of Vidalia was in charge of arrangements.