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Emma “Lorie” Allen

Emma “Lorie” Allen, age 87, of Erwin, passed away on Thursday February 24, 2022 at the Center on Aging and Health in Erwin.  A native of Erwin, Lorie is a daughter of the late Stewart and Ethel (Webb) Masters.  She was a lifelong member of Love Chapel Christian Church and loved to read and mow the lawn.  Lorie was a sales Rep and Model for King’s Department store in Johnson City prior to being employed as a seamstress at Industrial Garment.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Edward M. Allen; brothers: Bill Masters, Mike Masters, Bruce Masters and Jerry Masters; and one sister, O’Nell Masters Bennett.

Emma “Lorie” Allen has left behind to cherish her memory: son: Eric Allen and Becky; granddaughter: Sierra Allen and fiancé, Chase Effler; sister: JoAnn Biggerstaff.

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Emma “Lorie” Allen in a committal service to be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, February 28, 2022 at Evergreen Cemetery.  Reverend Kevin Laws will officiate.  Those attending the committal service should meet at Evergreen Cemetery by 1:50 pm on Monday for the service.  Serving as honorary pallbearers will be the officers of the Erwin Police Department.

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 Emma “Lorie” Allen through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.