March 7, 1926 ~ August 31, 2014
Born in: Transylvania Co.,
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Alma Conner Allen, 88, died Sunday, August 31, 2014, at the John F. Keever, Jr. Hospice Solace Center. Mrs. Allen was born in Transylvania County and was a daughter of the late Robert and Sally McFalls Conner. She was preceded in death by her husband, Benson Allen and a daughter, Darlene Channel. Mrs. Allen was well known in the Asheville area as a waitress at Woolworth's and then for 27 years at the Hot Shot Cafe in Biltmore. She never met a stranger. She is survived by her daughters, Sandra Maxwell and Jean Maxwell; son, Eddie Maxwell (Diane); 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Fairview. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to CarePartners Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.