December 14, 2019

Mrs. Dorthula Ware Allen

Mrs. Dorthula Ware Allen was born to the late Mr. Abraham and Gertrude Ware on November 17, 1925 in Franklin, Georgia. She was one of six daughters.

The Lord called her home on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at WellStar West Georgia Hospice in LaGrange, Georgia.

During her early years she devoted her life to the Lord at Mt. Zion Baptist Church and attended faithfully until her health prevented her from doing so. She remained faithful to God and held fast to her faith for the duration of her earthly life.

She spent the majority of her life in Franklin, where she was affectionately known as “Aunt Dot” to many of her extended family members.

She worked for many years at Lowell Manufacturing Company in Bowdon, Georgia; from which she retired.

Dorthula married Mr. Robert Cheeks in 1948; whom preceded her in death in 1981.

Although there were no children born to them during this union, she helped rear several of their nieces and nephews, including Diane Hearn, Brenda Cheeks and Todd Emory. She also was instrumental in rearing the Adams’ children of Franklin, where she served as housekeeper for many years.

Later in life, she married Mr. Jessie Allen and was stepmother to his children: Jimmy Lee, Rosa Nell, Roberta and CoCo.

She leaves to forever cherish her memories, her husband, Mr. Jessie Allen; sister, Mrs. Annie Lewis of Atlanta, GA; stepchildren; Mr. Jimmy Lee Allen, of Newnan, GA; Rosa Nell Bonner, Roberta Allen and CoCo Allen, all of Franklin, GA; nieces: Mrs. Denise Nolan of Forrest Park, GA; Ms. Francine Lewis of Miami, FL; nephews: Mr. Calvin Lewis, Jr. (Ikoya) of Morrow, GA and Mr. Dwight (Chiquto) of Conyers, GA; one sister-in-law, Ms. Rachel Cheeks of Franklin, GA; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

The Celebration of Life Service will be Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 3:00 PM at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Franklin. Interment will follow at Stateline Baptist Church Cemetery in Glenn.

Lakes-Dunson-Robertson Funeral Home of Lagrange is in charge of the arrangements.

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