October 21, 2013

Evelyn Bell Austin Pender Allison

Mrs. Evelyn Bell Austin Pender Allison, 96, of Smyrna and formerly of Dalton, passed away Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013.

She was the widow of the late Otis Allison, preceded in death by her daughter, Ann Gresham, and a former member of New Hope Baptist Church.

Survivors are her devoted son, Dr. Melvin (the Rev. Deborah) Pender Jr. of Smyrna, and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

Homegoing services will be Wednesday at noon at New Hope Baptist Church, 900 Roan St., Dalton, with Pastor Kenneth Scaife, Dr. Gerald Durley, eulogist, and other ministers officiating.

Her remains will lie at the funeral home today after 11 a.m.

Interment will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Washington Memorial Gardens in Decatur.

Condolences may be sent to the family and sign the online guestbook at the website,

Arrangements are by Willis Funeral Home, Inc., in Dalton

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