Obituaries for April 12, 2011

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Kathryn Newberry Allen, 67, of Alexander City, passed away at her home on April 10, 2011.

Funeral service will be held today, Tues., April 12, at 3 p.m. at the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home with Dr. Skip Lowery officiating. Burial will follow in the Alexander City Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service.

She graduated from Andalusia High School in 1961. She attended Huntingdon College and graduated from Auburn University.  She was a teacher at Jim Pearson Elementary School and Stephens Elementary School for 33 years. She retired in 2001. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

She is survived by two children, Abigail Young Allen Elliot and Phillip Allen; grandchildren, Mary Catherine Cole, Caroline Lilly Cole, Lawrence Russell Elliot III, Lillian Elizabeth Allen and Jackson Young Allen; a sister, Mary Newberry (James) Watley; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Young Allen, and by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Newberry of Andalusia.

The family will accept flowers or memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 400, Alexander City, AL 35011, or to Children’s Harbor, 1 Our Children’s Highway, Alexander City, AL 35011.

Memorial messages may be sent to the family at

Radney Funeral Home of Alexander City is in charge of the arrangements.