Mrs. Abigail Bowman Allen.

 

On the morning of August 1l, 1917, Mrs. Abigail Bowman Allen passed from earth to her home beyond, the "house not made, with hands, eternal in the heavens."

 

She was the daughter of Mr. Oliver and Mrs. Louisa Bowman, and was born at Wards Gap, Carroll County, Virginia January 3, 1855. Her age was 62 years, 7 months and 8 days .

 

January 27, 1876, she was married to Victor Allen, to which happy union were born one son and two daughters who are still living-.

 

She was a dutiful and loving, companion, a kind and tender mother, and a kind-hearted, neighbor, ever a friend to those whom she found trying to do that which was right and honest.

 

She leaves to mourn her departure a grief stricken husband, one son and two daughters, together with their families, two brothers, three sisters, and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

She died at Barksdale, Halifax County, Virginia. But the remains were brought to Utt, Carroll County, Virginia, her birth place; and, after services by Elder Garland P. Allen, at the Isaac Banks graveyard, she was laid to rest beside her mother, to await her returning Lord.

 

May God comfort the bereaved family, with all those who mourn, and cause them to trust his promises.

 

W. L. UTT.

 

Fancy, Gap, Virginia.