January 21, 2019

Mrs. Martha Jane Allen

Allen ObitMrs. Martha Jane Hyatt Allen, age 83 of Newnan, formerly of Franklin, Georgia passed away at the Piedmont /Newnan Hospital on Saturday, February 13, 2016.

Mrs. Allen was born in LaGrange, Georgia on June 6, 1932, the daughter of the late Pearl Eley Hyatt and Franklin Amos Hyatt. She was a Christian by faith who treated everyone she met with kindness and respect.

In her early years she worked in the textile industry in LaGrange Georgia. She later became the secretary and bookkeeper for the Edelson’s Army Store where she worked for sixteen years. She late worked at the Centralhatchee Elementary School lunch room where she loved being with the children.

After her retirement she loved doing crafts of all kinds. Collecting pieces of nature were a particular favorite of hers, such as shells and pieces of driftwood. She was a very gifted seamstress and even made evening gowns for her daughter’s proms and beauty pageants.

Mrs. Martha Jane was a fabulous cook and loved nothing more than preparing wonderful meals for her family!  Having them gathered close to her was all it took to make her exceedingly happy! She was a lovely, kind lady who was respected by all who knew her. She will be greatly missed.

She is survived by one daughter, Cathy Altabchi (Asad) of Newnan, GA.; one son, Michael Allen (Alison) of Franklin, GA.; one brother, R F Hyatt of Roanoke, VA.; one step daughter, Cynthia Beckam of North Augusta, SC; six grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and seven step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Allen will be conducted on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 2:00 p.m., from the Stutts Funeral Home Chapel in Franklin, Georgia. The interment will follow in the Heard County Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive guests at the funeral home Monday evening from 6-8 p.m.

Those who wish may write condolences and memorial tributes at www.stuttsfuneralhome.com.

Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.


  1. Cheryl Sprayberry says:

    Michael,Cathy,my deepest sympathy and condolences.The lord couldnt have asked for a sweeter angel.Love and prayers for your families .Cheryl Sprayberry.

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