Sara Allen Shell, 76, Erwin, went home to be with the Lord, peacefully Monday, July 23, 2018 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was a native and lifelong resident of Unicoi County and was a daughter of the late Oscar and Maude Day Miller. Mrs. Shell retired from the Unicoi County Gas Utility District. She was a member of the Erwin Pentecostal Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Fred Allen; her second husband, Floyd Shell; two brothers, Harvey and Paul Miller; five sisters, Gertrude Vanover, Belle Franklin, Juanita Shell, Louise Pate and Ola Mae Shell.
Survivors include her sons, Rocky Allen and his wife, Karen, Robert Allen and Roger Allen and his wife, Kristen all of Erwin; two sisters, Verline Lewis and Hazel Tittle and husband, Raymond all of Erwin; five grandchildren, Jessica Burleson and husband, Chris, Kayla, Samantha, Rhett and Ryan Allen all of Erwin; several nieces and nephews; also her special puppies, Mia and Bella.
Funeral services for Mrs. Shell will be conducted at 7:00 PM Thursday, July 26, 2018 at the Erwin Pentecostal Holiness Church, 1600 N. Main Avenue, Erwin with Rev. Charlie Byrd officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until the service hour. Special music will be provided by Queenie Wheeler and Larry Dugger. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, July 27, 2018 in the McInturff Cemetery, Rock Creek Road, Erwin with Dr. Michael Tittle officiating. Active pallbearers will be Chris and Larry Burleson, Larry Pate, Leroy Vanover, Steve Shell, Kenneth and Wayne Lewis. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren. For those attending this service you are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:50 AM. For those who prefer in lieu of flowers you are asked to make donations to the Erwin Pentecostal Holiness Church, Building Fund, 1600 N. Main Ave. Erwin, TN 37650.
Condolences may be made online at www.wadugger.com. Woodall-Anderson and Dugger Funeral Home, 108 W. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City is serving the Shell family. 423-928-2245