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Margaret Crenshaw Allen

Mrs. Margaret Crenshaw Allen of South Boston died Sunday, July 7, 2013, at the Berry Hill Nursing Home. 

She was born in Halifax County on April 28, 1916 and was 97 years old. She was the daughter of the late Leslie

Olden Crenshaw and the late Sally Estelle Nichols Crenshaw and was married to the late Herbert Raymond Allen.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of South Boston and was a graduate of Longwood University.

She is survived by one son, Leslie L. Blanton, and wife Suzanne of South Boston; one grandson, David Edmond Blanton, of Pensacola, Fla.; two great-grandsons, Jack and Max Blanton of Pensacola, Fla. 

Graveside services will be held Thursday, July 11, 2013, at 11a.m. at the Oak Ridge Cemetery with the Rev. Susan Davis officiating.

The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 11, 2013.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.