Betty Sue Huddleston Allen

By | December 6, 2017 5:34 am

Betty Sue Huddleston Allen, 83, passed away Dec. 2, 2017, at Alive Hospice, in Nashville.

Mrs. Huddleston was born Nov. 4, 1934, in Byrdstown (Pickett County), to Earl McCart Huddleston and Ruby McDonald Huddleston.

She was educated in White County schools and graduated from high school, in 1953. She received two degrees from Tennessee Tech University: a Bachelor of Science degree, in 1965, and a Master of Arts degree, in 1968.

Mrs. Allen was active in the community; a member of the First United Methodist Church, Cookeville; American University Women, 1965; and charter member of both Town and Gown Club and the Tennessee Tech Symphony Guild.

She married L.A. “Sonny” Allen, of Cookeville, on July 10, 1953. They celebrated 64 years together this July.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Leonard A. Allen III (Candace) of Aspen, Colorado, Samuel Earl Allen, of Nashville; brother, Earl M. Huddleston Jr. (Faye), of Cookeville; sister, Virginia Nunley, of Umatilla, Florida; and several nephews and nieces.

A Celebration of Life service will be 1 p.m., Dec. 9, 2017, at First United Methodist Church, in Cookeville, with burial to follow in Cookeville City Cemetery. The family will receive friends 3-7 p.m., Dec. 8, and 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Dec. 9, at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home.

Honorary pallbearers are the Cookeville Town and Gown members.

Active pallbearers will be her nephews and great nephews: Stanley Gene Nunley Jr., Earl McCart Huddleston III, John Carrington Huddleston, Samuel Olen Huddleston, Robert High Bradshaw Jr., William Allen Bradshaw, John Tucker Huddleston, and Mason Sims Huddleston.

Memorials may be made to the Betty Sue Huddleston Allen History Scholarship Fund at Tennessee Tech University, First United Methodist Church, or to a charity of your choice.

Hooper-Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home, in Cookeville, is in charge of arrangements.

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