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Mary Ruth Swafford (Blevins) Allen

Mary R. Allen passed from this life on January 29th, 2016, at 84 years, 10 months (at Heritage Inn, Barnesville). She was born in Arapaho, Oklahoma on March 17, 1931. She was the last of nine children born of Asa C. Swafford and Edna E. Baker – Luther, Frances, Clifford, Elaine, Vernon, Glenn, Ernest & Mavis. Mrs. Allen’s descendants are: 2 daughters Leslie Bonner and Susan Harmon; 6 grandchildren ‘“ Leah Ussery, Andy Bonner, Timothy Bonner, Jonathan Bonner, Brian Harmon & Laura Harmon (deceased); 9 great grandchildren ‘“ Brittany & Emily – Kali, Rachel, Cathy & Will – Brandi, Briana & Brice; 3 second-great grandchildren ‘“ Lillianna, Ezekiel & Malachi. She worked as a homemaker, as a secretary in several different fields, as a census taker, and also as a caregiver. She was raised in west Texas near Marshall & Longview. She was a long-time resident of Houston, Texas before coming to live with her daughter and son-law, Bill & Leslie Bonner, in Barnesville. A member of the churches of Christ, her memorial service was at North Macon Church of Christ with Harry Goff and Bill Bonner officiating, on February 13th. Interment will follow in Woodlawn, Texas.

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