Allen, Anita Age: 58

Passed Away: 2011-02-12

Funeral Home:

Anita Lane Shellnutt Allen, age 58, of Jackson, died Saturday morning, Feb. 12, 2011 at her residence. She was born in Loganville, Ga., May 27, 1951, daughter of the late Benjamin and Daphene Swaney Shellnutt. She was wife of the late Bobby Allen who died June 5, 2005. Anita was formerly employed with American Mills, the Butts County school system and Beverley’s Day Care. She was also a homemaker and enjoyed and dearly loved her grandchildren. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Christy and Wayne Canup; sons and daughters-in-law, Ben and Jamie Allen, Joseph and Kimberley Allen; grandchildren, Erin and Wyatt Canup, Payton, Jacob and Evan Allen and Matthew Allen; sisters and brothers-in-law, Vickie and Chester Davis, Freda and Alan Jones and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home in Jackson. Dr. Joe Bufford officiated with interment in the Worthville Baptist Church cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home Monday from 6 to 8 p.m., and at other times at the residence of Christy Allen Canup, 142 Panther Woods near Jackson. Those desiring may read the obituary and sign the online guest book by going to www.haistenfuneral.com. Haisten Funeral Home of Jackson, your locally owned funeral home, was in charge of arrangements.