Thelma Elizabeth Allison, age 91, of Old Fort, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Givens Highland Farms in Black Mountain following several years of declining health. A native of McDowell County, Thelma was born on September 12, 1927 to the late Sandy and Sadie Eller Allison. She was retired from Asheville Showcase where she served as secretary. An active member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, she sang in the choir there with her beloved sister Edna Allison who preceded her in death in 2012. Thelma was very community minded and was always doing for others. She loved her family very much and enjoyed baking cakes and simply being a blessing to those she met. She is survived by two nephews, John Allison of Old Fort and Paul Allison, Jr. of Cary as well as a niece, Ava Gibbs of Old Fort.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Westmoreland Funeral Service in Old Fort with Rev. David Hawkins officiating. Following the service, Thelma will be laid to rest beside her sister in the Ebenezer Cemetery. Flowers are appreciated, however, those wishing to make a memorial contribution in her memory are encouraged to consider Ebenezer United Methodist Church at 536 Ebenezer Church Road, Old Fort, NC 28762.