Margaret Geneva Allen
Big Stone Gap, Va.-Margaret Geneva Allen, 98, passed away Sunday, August 23, 2020 at her home, surrounded by her family.
She was a Christian and cherished her family. Geneva enjoyed baking, making Christmas candy and flower gardening.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Allen; daughter, Barbara Hughes; parents, Henry and Flossie (Poteet) Goins; and four sisters and two brothers.
Geneva is survived by her daughter, Sandra Rich (Billy), Big Stone Gap; son, Billy Allen (Judy), Gray, Tn.; grandchildren, Crystal Stidham (Dale), Jeff Hughes, Shane Rich and Tina Rich; 16 great grandchildren, including Justin Stidham, Katie Rich, and Jamie Rich (Cody); 11 great-great grandchildren, including Laura Gilley; an adopted granddaughter, Margo Cook; sisters, Rita Fern Potter, Shirley Orr and Brenda Owenby; three brothers, Clarence Goins, Danny Goins and Charles Goins; and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank her caregivers, Katie Rich, Crystal Stidham, Carlos Bush and Jess Gilley; the Valley Fire Department; M. E. O. C. Pace programs, Dr. Craven and Dr. Fleenor and nurses, with a special thanks to Tina Clisso and Eddie Pearcy.
The family will receive friends 5:00pm to 7:00pm Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at Gilliam Funeral Home, 618 Wood Ave., W., Big Stone Gap, Va. The funeral service will be conducted 7:00pm Wednesday with Pastor Bill Hughes and Rev. Terry Goodman officiating. Music will be provided by David Goodman.
The committal graveside service will be conducted 11:00am Thursday at the Miller’s Chapel Cemetery, Jonesville, Va. The family and friends will meet at Gilliam Funeral Home by 10:00am Thursday to go in procession.
Pallbearers will be: Justin Stidham, Dale Stidham, Carlos Bush, Danny Stidham, Cody Arrendondo and Billy Sluss.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: Valley Fire Department, P. O. Box 166, East Stone Gap, Va. 24246 and/or M. E. O. C. Pace Fuel Fund, P. O. Box 888, Big Stone Gap, Va. 24219.
Gilliam Funeral Home and Crematory is honored to serve Mrs. Allen’s family.
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