Allen, Gaynelle Burwell

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amem-yellowroseGaynelle (Gay) Elizabeth Burwell Smith Allen, age 88, of Christiansburg, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2016. She was born on February 9, 1928 in Marlington, WV., the daughter of the late George K. and Donna M. Burwell. S

he was preceded in death by her late husband, Robert F. Allen, as well as her two sons, Ronald Lee Smith and Kenton (Kenny) Allen.

After retiring at the age of 75, she volunteered for many places. She was a member of the R.S.V.P. and Nutrious Site at Christiansburg Recreation Center for 28 years. She was a vivid walker with her numerous friends and loved working in the public and meeting people.

She is survived by a daughter, Tana Allen Newman and her fiance, Thomas Nosse, grandsons, Robert DeWayne Allen and his wife, Ashley Allen, Christiansburg, Casey Lee Newman, Roanoke, great granddaughters, Hanna, Alexis and Elizabeth Allen, sister and brother-in-law, Earl and Betty Patrick, Charleston, WV.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, July 18, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Christiansburg. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. prior to the service at the McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Dr. SW, Blacksburg.