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From the Atlanta Journal Constitution Aug 22-23 1997

Mrs. Elinor Allwine of Forest Park Georgia died August 21st, after a long illness. Mrs. Allwine was 77 years old.

The daughter of Maurice and Inez Nash, late of Robinson, Ill. She was born in Shelburn, Indiana and attended Indian State University. She served beside her husband, Robert E. Allwine Jr., during his 22 year U. S. Army career. Their final assignment was Ft. Gillem and they chose to settle in Forest Park following his retirement.

Mrs. Allwine served as a Red Cross Volunteer for many years and was Director of the Clayton County Red Cross during the Viet Nam War era.

She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

She is survived by her husband, Robert E. Allwine Jr. of Forest Park, three children: Becky Earls and her husband, Gary, of Morrow; CMSGT Nash Allwine and his wife Carolyn of San Angelo, Texas; and Nan McNeill and her husband, Mac of Clayton, Georgia. Also surviving are six grandchildren: Bobby Earls and his wife, Denise, of Athens, Tennessee; Michael Earls and his wife Stacy of Little Rock Arkansas; Kathy Earls of Morrow, Georgia; Alicia Allwine Putman and her husband, Richard, of Austin, Texas; David Allwine and his wife Rhonda of Charleston, South Carolina and Crystal McNeill of Clayton, Georgia, three great-grandchildren; Elizabeth Earls, Zachary Allwine and Sarah Earls.

Honorary Pallbearers will be former sisters of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Preceptor Alpha Beta Chapter and their spouses.

Funeral arrangements are by Pope Dickson and Son, Forest Park. Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 9 P.M. on Friday, August 22nd. Services will be held at the Pope Dickson Phillips Drive Chapel on Saturday August 23rd at 2 P.M. with the Rev. Jack Westlund officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hills Cemetery.

Mrs. Allwine’s family requests donations in her name be made to the Atlanta Chapter of the American Red Cross, 1955 Monroe Drive NE, Atlanta Georgia; or The Alzheimers Association of Atlanta, 1841 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia.

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Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found;
Was blind, but now I see.

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

When we've been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We've no less days to sing God's praise
Than when we'd first begun.

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