Annie Ruth Frye Allen

Published 11:08 am Sunday, July 19, 2020

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Mrs. Annie Ruth Frye Allen, 90, of the Cornatzer community, died on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at her home, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.  She was surrounded by her family and caregivers.

She was born Oct. 9, 1929 to the late Benjamin Floyd “Country” and Pearl Potts Frye. She was a graduate of Shady Grove, Advance Class of 1948. She had been employed by Hanes as a seamstress. She was a faithful member of Cornatzer Baptist Church where her love for children led her to be a church nursery worker for 35 years. She also enjoyed singing in the choir.  She will be remembered for her love for the Lord, her servant heart and kind personality.  Her life was a living example of Proverbs 31, a virtuous woman, and her influence will forever remain in the lives of people who knew her. She treasured her children and loved every moment she spent with them.  She especially loved her role as Mamaw, Nannie and Nana.  She was also devoted to the people in her community.   She enjoyed sewing, making quilts, fishing, gardening and working in her yard.

She was also preceded in death by: a grandson, Lucas Grubbs; and siblings, Lindsey Frye, Carl Frye, Jim Frye, and Polly Fivecoat.

Survivors: her husband and best friend of 71 years, Earnest Weldon Allen; daughters, Yvonne Reavis (Eddie) and Dena Grubbs (Steve); grandchildren, Amber Livengood King, Jamie Livengood, Allen Livengood (Paula), Katelyn Grubbs; great-grandchildren, Dale Hanes, Tristan Hanes, Taylor Godbey, Alyssa Godbey, Hailey Livengood, and Gabe Livengood; and sister, Helen “Peg” Shoaf.

A funeral family service was conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 18 at Cornatzer Baptist Church, with the Revs. Ottis Hurst and Jeff Beverly officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials: Cornatzer Baptist, 1372 Cornatzer Road, Mocksville, Memo: Building Fund.