Funeral services for Bobbie J. Allen, age 81, of Early, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, at First Baptist Church of Early. Interment will follow in Greenleaf Cemetery under the direction of Davis-Morris Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today, at the funeral home..

Mrs. Allen died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, at her home.

Bobbie was born on Jan. 27, 1928, in Owens to Lonnie R. and Leo (Bowden) Nelson. She was married to Dewitt Allen on Dec. 23, 1943, in Indian Creek. He died Jan. 15, 1981. Bobbie was a longtime and faithful member of Early First Baptist Church.

Bobbie is survived by two daughters, Vicki Ferguson and husband Jim of Brownwood and Donna Tyson and husband Kelly of Zephyr; six grandchildren, Jennifer Aaron and husband Tony of Early, Shance Tyson and wife Kim of Magnolia, Brandi Allen of Early, Kassi Tyson of California, Neely Felux of Brownwood, and Lisa Ferguson of San Marcos; 11 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Middleton of Brownwood.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sons, Kenneth and Jimmy Allen; and a grandson, Chris Dutton.

The family requests that memorials be made to Early First Baptist Church or to the American Heart Association.

A video tribute to Bobbie’s life can be viewed at