April 17, 1919 ~ August 6, 2010

Born in: Buncombe County,
Resided in: Fletcher, NC

Fletcher ~ Meta "Beth" Allison, 91, died Friday, August 6, 2010 at the Laurels of Green Tree Ridge in Asheville. Mrs. Allison was born in Buncombe County and was a daughter to the late Adrian W. and Meta Morris Mallory. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Herman B. Allison, who died in 1996. Mrs. Allison worked as a Beautician for over 50 years and owned and operated the Ritz Beauty Shop for 40 years of which she started at Wall Street and eventually moved to the Vanderbilt. Surviving is her daughter, Shyrl Hendrickson and her husband, Ronald of Arden; two grandchildren, Allison Bennett and her husband, Daniel of Montreat and Cliff Welch and his wife, Jenn of Atlanta and one great-grandchild, Hailey Bennett. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm on Friday, August 13, 2010 at Calvary Episcopal Church with Reverend Victor Mansfield officiating. Memorials may be made to Mountain Area Hospice Solace Center, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813

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  1. Dear Friends,

    I was surprised to hear that Mrs. Allison died on Friday. I’d been with her earlier in the week and things seemed about the same as always. I’m glad for her that she is now at peace. I will miss spending time with her and listening to stories about work, family and growing up. She loved you all dearly and your support of her was inspiring. I wish you all well (and hope that the new baby arrives safely).

    Libby Lewis

  2. All of you are in our prayers and memories at this time. I’ll never forget flying the kite with Aunt Beth when we stayed with her that week. The wind was blowing 500 feet up and she was just a hangin’ on to the kite with both hands and squealing with delight with the biggest smile you ever saw! We love you all!

    Milton and Audrey

  3. I am keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. I know Aunt Beth is rejoicing in heaven right now.
    Love and blessings to you all.
    Kim Mallory Trimberger

  4. Cliff and Family – My condolences in the passing of your loved one. You will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks ahead.


  5. Cliff, Allison and Shyrl:
    She was a beautiful person. Thinking of you and know God is with you at this trying time.
    Marcia and Bruce


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