Earlyne Olivia Smith Allison, 99 of Stevenson, passed away on Jan. 28, 2020.
She was born on Jan. 16, 1921 in Paint Rock, the oldest child of Winston T. and Ethel Plaster Smith. A graduate of Florence State Teachers College, she taught sixth-grade in Stevenson for 30 years.
She was married to Edwin Davis Allison (deceased in 2002), a local grocer and banker. They raised their only daughter, Andrea Lynne Allison (Flippen).
Earlyne was a member of the Stevenson Cumberland Presbyterian Church, where she taught Sunday School, directed the Summer Bible School program and sang in the church choir. She was active in several organizations including the Stevenson Book Club, Stevenson Chamber of Commerce, Stevenson Marching Band Parents Organization, American Cut Glass Association, Stevenson Organization of Active Women, Highlands Ambassadors and Girl Scouts of North Alabama.
In 2015, she was inducted into the Foy Society at Auburn University, highlighting her continuous support of Auburn athletics for over 67 years.
She will be missed and lovingly remembered by her daughter, Andrea Allison Flippen (Murphree Shaw Flippen Sr.); grandsons, Murphree Shaw Flippen Jr., Jerald Edwin Flippen (Stacy Heyer) and John Allison Flippen (Christopher Swope) and great-granddaughters, Anna Claire Flippen and Lillian Allison Flippen.
Services will be held at Stevenson Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. with services starting at noon. A private interment service for the family will be held afterwards.
Rudder Funeral Home of Scottsboro will direct the event and request contributions be made to the Stevenson Cumberland Presbyterian Church in lieu of flowers.
The family would like to recognize and thank the staff of Mitchell Hollingsworth Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Shoals Hospice of Florence.