Elizabeth Anne Hughes Allen

Obituary Notice

Elizabeth Anne Hughes Allen, age 80 of Little Rock, died Tuesday, October 7, 2003. She was born in Germantown, Tennessee where she graduated from high school. She also graduated from the University of Mississippi in Oxford with her degrees in Physical Education and History. She was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority. Mrs. Allen was married to her late husband Harry D. Allen, Jr. February 16, 1946 and moved to Little Rock in 1947. She was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church of Little Rock, and was the first woman to become chairman of the board of Stewards at the church. She was a former President of the 20th Century Club, and former member of Riverdale and Pleasant Valley Country Clubs. 

She is predeceased by her husband Harry D. Allen, Jr. who died in 1967, a daughter Lou Anne Allen Blakely of Little Rock, her parents, Lt. Commander Charles Hughes and Anne Heslip Tucker Hughes of Memphis, and her sister Charlotte Power of Memphis. 

She is survived by her daughter Beth Allen Harmon and husband Todd of Little Rock, one son Harry D. Allen, III and wife Beverly of Benton, 7 grandchildren; Kimberly Blakely Newton and husband Jason of Nashville, Arkansas, Robert Allen Blakely of Conway, Leslie Harmon Smith and husband Aaron of Springdale, Arkansas, Emily Allen Harmon of Little Rock, Harry D. Allen, IV, Michael T. Allen, and Charles David Allen all of Benton, 2 Great- Grandchildren; Caleb and Ashlyn Newton both of Nashville, Arkansas, and caregiver Anne Hoback.

There will be visitation Thursday from 5 to 7pm at Ruebel Funeral Home followed Friday with a funeral service at 11am at First United Methodist Church in Little Rock officiated by Reverend Jeannie Burton. Burial will follow at Pine Crest Memorial Park.

Services are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church.

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  • Mr. & Mrs. Sam Ed Gibson
    Benton, Arkansas
    Email: segibson@prodigy.net 
  • Beth, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Our deepest sympathy, thoughts, and prayers are with you, Todd and your family.
    Roy and Cindy Kirksey
    Cotter, Arkansas