Martha Grace Allen

Martha Grace Allen, age 72, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 8, 2022. She was born on September 18, 1949 to her parents, Preston Sr. and Pauline James, who both have preceded her. She is also preceded by her sister, Ruth Cottingham (Ken). Martha Grace loved traveling with her husband, Rick, and she enjoyed her luncheons with her friends. Above all Martha Grace loved being a grandmother, she loved to visit her grandsons and spend time with them. Not only did she love being their grandmother, but she loved all children and had a connection with the children on her street. Martha Grace became known as the neighborhood grandmother. She is survived by her loving husband, Rick Allen; daughters, Kerri McGaughy (Jay) and Mollis Cottingham; grandsons, Micah McGaughy, Will Beer and Parker Beer; brother, Preston James (Dexine); sister, Margaret Crocker (Joe); sister-in-law, Kaa Brazier (Ricky); and a host of nieces and nephews that she loved. Services will be held Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at Calera Baptist Church. A visitation will be held at 10 am followed by a service at 11 am. Martha Grace will be laid to rest in the Montevallo City Cemetery. Her pastor, Jason Jarvis, will be officiating