Mrs. Bonnie M. Allen, age 86 of Simpsonville, SC, passed suddenly from this life on May 14 while visiting family in Smyrna, TN. Mrs. Allen was a native of Snyder, TX and daughter of the late William Henry and Opal Mae White Waldrip. he was a seamstress and taught others the skills of sewing and fashion. Even in retirement, her family describes her as “very active for her age.” She continued to enjoy being around others and her family. Preceded in death by her husband: Harlan K. Allen, she is survived by her children: Penny Brady of Simpsonville, SC, Pamela Hall of Gorham, NH, and Roger Lee Allen of Pittsburg, CA. Services for Mrs. Allen will be Thursday May 26, 2011 at 3:00 pm at the Simpsonville United Methodist Church, 215 SE Main Street, Simpsonville, SC 29681. The family requests that donations be made to the church, as well as the American Heart Association in Bonnie’s memory. Burial will be in California. The family is being assisted by the Cremation Society of Tennessee.