Hazel Rocelia Beverly Allen, 85, of 133 Clay Street, White Sulphur Springs, WV, departed this life on Monday, March 21, 2016.
Born in Eagle Rock, VA, on February 2, 1931, she was a daughter of James and Hazel White Robinson.
She graduated from Eagle Rock High School at Eagle Rock. She later worked as a maid at The Greenbrier for 17 years and then she retired. She was an active member on the board of the St. James United Methodist Church for many years. After the death of her husband, Clarence Allen, she resided in her home in White Sulphur Springs for the last 15 years with her daughter, Mary Alice Beverly.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence “Chappy” Allen; daughter, Valerie Damon; sister, Annie May Godfrey (Frank); stepson, Greg Allen; brothers, William and Frank Robinson; nieces, Barbara Kemp and Linda Russell; nephew, Norman Robinson; brothers-in-law, John Cook and Flowers and Carl Haynes; and sisters-in-law, Wanda Boggs, Mary Ann Cousins, and Louis and Joyce Rhodes.
Survivors include her daughter, Mary Alice Beverly; stepdaughter, Annette Rodgers; stepsons, Keith Allen (Collette), Charlie Allen (Joy), and Thomas Allen (Sonya); sisters, Catherine Cook of Roanoke, VA, Lucille Beverly (David) of Clifton Forge, VA, and Shirley Flower of Washington, D.C.; brothers, Lloyd Ray Robinson (Kathleen) of Clifton Forge, Raymond and Thomas Robinson of Washington, D.C., and Charles Emory of New Jersey; brother-in-law, Donald Haynes (Diana) of Maryland; grandchildren, Harold Beverly of Washington, D.C., Malcolm Beverly and Tia Mattox (Maceo) of White Sulphur Springs, Natasha Mitchell (Carl) of Delaware, Alicia Beverly of Charlotte, NC, Mary Beverly (Ronnie) of Maryland, Camillia Atkinson of Columbus, OH, Kizzy Damon of Lewisburg, WV, and Stevie Damon (Brittany) of Ronceverte, WV; 39 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; seven nieces; and 10 nephews.
Services will be conducted at 11 AM on Saturday, March 26, 2016, at St. James United Methodist Church in White Sulphur Springs with the Rev. Shari Stilgenbauer, Gregory Scott, Keith Allen, and Kathy Holland officiating.
Interment will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery in White Sulphur Springs.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
Shanklin Funeral Home in White Sulphur Springs is serving the family.
Obituary originally published in the March 24, 2016, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.