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M. Robin Allen Strickland

M. Robin Allen Strickland, age 63, of Erwin, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2022 at her mother’s home.  A native of Johnson City, Robin is a daughter of Carolyn Jean (Robertson) Allen and the late Dennis Douglas Allen. She is of the Baptist faith and enjoyed coloring and art.  In addition to her father, Robin is preceded in death by her sister, Lynn Bagby, her grandparents, 4 aunts, 1 uncle; and best friend, Martha Pate.

In addition to her mother, Carolyn Allen, M. Robin Allen Strickland has left behind to cherish her memory: daughter, Carla Strickland; brother, John Phillip Allen; granddaughter, Caira Strickland; dearest friends, Leslie White and Annita Briggs; and many friends.

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of M. Robin Allen Strickland in a graveside service to be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, August 21, 2022 in Evergreen Cemetery. Those who wish to attend the service are asked to meet at Valley Funeral Home by 1:30 pm on Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery.  Serving as active pallbearers will be: Robert Hatcher, Mike Strickland, Rick Tapp, Craig McCurry, Phillip Allen and L.J. Bagby. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Robin’s name in the form of Gideon Bibles.  Gideon donation forms and cards can be picked up at Valley Funeral Home, or donations can be made online at

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at or on Facebook at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of M. Robin Allen Strickland through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.