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Annie Mae Allison



Annie Mae Briggs Allison, age 81, of the Greenlee Community, made that wonderful cross over to her Heavenly home on Friday, January 08, 2021 at Autumn Care of Marion.  Born in Yancey County, North Carolina on February 12, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Rev. David Briggs and Viola Styles Briggs. 


Annie, who was very creative, enjoyed sewing, photography and working in her vegetable garden and canning.  She was known to do wood working and making furniture, including her own kitchen cabinets.  She was an amazing and wonderful lifetime cook and was known for her cherry cobbler.  For 32 years she had worked in the cafeteria at McDowell High School where she proudly prepared and served many meals to students; and for 11 years drove a school bus. Annie was of the Freewill Baptist faith and was a Sunday school teacher and vacation bible school director.


She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 62 years, Carl E. Allison; her twin daughters, Crystal Anne Allison of Candler, North Carolina and Cheryl Anne Allison of Marion, North Carolina; one sister, Mary Briggs Nunnally of Marion, North Carolina; and two brothers, Matthew Briggs (Clara) of Old Fort, North Carolina and Charles Monroe Briggs (Barbara) of Marion, North Carolina.  Annie is also survived by four grandchildren, Kellen Lindsay of Candler, North Carolina, Darren Jones of Stockton, California, Michael Jones of Rocky Mount, North Carolina and Dylan Jones of Spring Hope, North Carolina; one great granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.


In keeping with Annie’s wishes, a private inurnment will be held at Liberty Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery.





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A candle was lit in memory of Annie Mae Allison

Mary Jean Smith Poteat Jan 14 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Annie Mae Allison

Jim & Mary Allison McFarlane Jan 13 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Annie Mae Allison

Dot Mace Jan 13 2021 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to the family. You are all in my prayers.

Julia Nunnally Duncan Jan 12 2021 12:00 AM

I met Miss Annie at Autumn Care while visiting my parents next door to her room. Such a beautiful smile. I found out she loved sewing,so I made her a mint green fidget blanket filled with sewing gadgets. She instantly became my friend. She would stop in parents door and hold blanket and smile at me. I was thrilled she enjoyed it. Ocassionally she talked to me when I was talking to her. I loved Miss Annie. She's free now in Heaven,just like my parents. Prayers for the family as you deal with loss of your loved one in this life.

Vickie Capps Jan 12 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Annie Mae Allison

Kristie Harmon Jan 12 2021 12:00 AM

To Cheryl. Crystal, and Carl. So sorry to hear hear of Annie Mae's passing. I have fond memories of her and glad our paths crossed in life. Keeping you all in my prayers.

Ann Revis Jan 11 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Annie Mae Allison

Diane Allison Harvey Jan 11 2021 12:00 AM

Spent many wonderful hours with Annie and Carl, Dennis and I love you

Peggy Autrey Jan 10 2021 12:00 AM

Crystal & Cheryl and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss, I have many fond memories of Ms. Annie, she will be greatly miss and was dearly loved. You all are in my prayers, I know that her heavenly spirit will be with you always..

Sedeana Laughter Jan 10 2021 12:00 AM

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