Mavis Arney Allen

October 13, 1942 – August 30, 2021

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Mrs. Mavis Arney Allen was born on October 13, 1942, in Sturgis, the daughter of the late Henry and Viola Scarbrough Arney. Mavis, also known by her family as "Gumma" and "Tookie", was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend. She was a member of Lone Oak Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and loved entertaining her grandkids and great-grandkids. She loved camping, games, fishing, cooking, quilting, and attending church. She married Franklin Allen on June 11, 1960, at Friendship Baptist Church in Craig Springs. He preceded her in death on January 6, 2010. Mrs. Mavis passed away peacefully, at the age of 78, on Monday, August 30, 2021 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She will be missed by so many…until we meet again. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Hunt and three brothers, Marvin, Joe, and Claude Arney.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 2, 2021 from 9:00-10:00 am at Calvert Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow from Craig Springs Cemetery in Oktibbeha County at 11:00 am with Bro. John Parker officiating. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Melinda Buttrey and Angela Estes (Tim). both of West Point: two sons, Randell Allen (Melissa) of Cedar Bluff and Ronnie Allen (Cheryl) of West Point: Eleven grandchildren, Teri Thompson, Stacy Davis, Justin Estes, Kandace Rosales, Megan Britt, Kayla Roberts, Bradley Allen, Caitlyn Parker, Colton Allen, Stan Beale, and Billy Wrenn: Fifteen great-grandchildren: two sisters, Faye Pearson of Sturgis and Mary Fortenberry of Philadelphia: two brothers, O.F. Arney of Jackson and Charles Arney (Shirley) of Sturgis, and a sister-in-law, Sarah Arney of Starkville.

Pallbearers will be Dylan Britt, Blake Roberts, Andrew Parker, Richard Davis, James Thompson, and Scott Arney.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Friends from the Neshoba County Fair, Staff at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Staff at North Mississippi Medical Center Gilmore in Amory, and Members of Lone Oak Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to St, Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105.

Friends may leave an online condolence at


SEP 2.
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Calvert Funeral Home

27600 East Main Street

West Point, MS 39773

Graveside Service

SEP 2.
11:00 AM

Craig Springs Cemetery

Craig Springs, MS

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