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OKbits FileGreer County: Granite

August 1948

Obituary Notice:
Mrs. Walter V. Allen, Pioneer Granite Lady, Passes Away Friday
Funeral Services Held From Local Church Of Christ Monday
Mrs. Nancy Ann Litton Allen, wife of Walter V. Allen Of Granite, passed away Friday afternoon, August 13th at the family home following a short illness. Mrs. Allen had been in poor health for several years, however was up Friday morning and did her work about the home, and helped her husband with the work in the Allen's store.
She was born in Hickman County, Tennessee, January 11, 1886, and was 62 years seven months and two days at the time of her death. Nancy Ann Litton was married to W.V. Allen in Hickman county, Tennessee on January 8, 1905 and the family moved to Greer county, Oklahoma in 1906. They have lived in and around Granite since that time. Mrs. Allen became a member of the Church of Christ at an early age and was a faithful member until the last few years, when falling health prevented her from taking an active part in church work. She was a loving wife and mother, and was loved and respected by all who knew her.
She leaves to mourn her passing five daughters and one son. They are: Mrs. J.B. Perry, Granite; Mrs. Lawrence Griffith, Mangum; Mrs. Luther French, Granite; Mrs. Leonard Pratt, Mangum; Mrs. Haskell Bilbrey, Texhoma, and Lester Allen, Bakersfield, California.
Four brothers and two sisters also survive. They are: C.M. Litton, Granite; Henry Litton, Granite; Brown Litton, South Gate, California; Haskell Litton, Lancaster, California; Mrs. Robert Vaughan, South Gate, California and Mrs. Clyde Newman, Bell, California. Ten grandchildren are also among the survivors. All of the children and brothers and sisters were present for the last rites. Two sisters and three brothers and the mother and father precede Mrs. Allen in death. Funeral rites were held at the local Church of Christ Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with Bro. Mark McElhaney, Church of Christ minister from Oklahoma City, in charge. Interment was in the City Cemetery under the direction of the Irwin Funeral Home of Granite. Pall bearers were: Elmer Pickering, Hugh Vaughan, Arthur Bowman, Albert Sanders, J. C. Ford, Sr., and Tillman Terry. Out of town relatives here for the last rites were: Mr. and Mrs. Tolbert Litton, Chickasha; Mr. and Mrs. James, Duncan; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd McGavock, Hobart; Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Pratt; Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Smith and daughter, Mrs. Sam Allenbaugh, and Spence Allen, all of Oklahoma City, and Mr. and Mrs. Walton French......
Submitted by Donna (Allen) Niswonger

Granite Enterprise

Thursday, December 20, 1951

Walter V. ALLEN, owner of the Allen Station and Grocery at Granite passed away Tuesday morning at his home here. He suffered a heart attack on November 16th and was a patient in the Southwest Baptist Hospital at Mangum for one week, however for the past several days he had been feeling pretty good.
He suffered the fatal attack while still asleep and was discovered by his son, Lester ALLEN, who had been making his home with his father for several weeks.
Walter V. Allen was born June 6, 1882 in Hickman county, Tennessee and died on December 18, 1951 at the age of 69 years, six months and 12 days.
He came to Greer county in 1906 fromTennessee and has resided in and near Granite since that date. He bought the ALLEN Station and Grocery in 1945. He married Nancy Ann Litton on January 8, 1905 who proceded him in death on August 13, 1948. Together they had 6 children, all survive the father.
They are: Mrs. J. B. PERRY and Mrs. Luther FRENCH, Granite; Mrs Leonard PRATT and Mrs. Lawrence GRIFFITH, both of Mangum; Lester ALLEN, Bakersfield, California and Mrs. Haskell BILBREY, Texhoma, Oklahoma.
Funeral services are Thursday (today), December 20 at 2:30 p.m. with Bro. E. E. Mitchell, minister of the local church in charge, assisted by Bro. Hugh Vaughan. Interment will be in the City Cemetery under the direction of the Irwin Funeral Home.

Submitted by Donna Allen Niswonger

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