Graveside services for Elaine Allen, 88, of Choudrant will be 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at Longstraw Cemetery in Choudrant, LA. Rev. Leroy Skipper will officiate the service under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA. Mrs. Allen was born in Choudrant on May 8, 1922 and died in Ruston on January 1, 2011 following a lengthy illness. She was a member of Longstraw Baptist Church and was a retired dietician with the Lincoln Parish School Board. Mrs. Allen is preceded in death by her husband Charles Allen. She is survived by her daughter, Charolette Edmiston and husband Reggie of Choudrant; son, Kenneth Allen of Choudrant; sister, Lela Mae Hammons of Shreveport; nephew, Keith Hammons and wife Opal of Choudrant; niece, Jane Boyd and husband Harry of Shreveport; three great nephews; two great-great nephews; one great-great niece; and caregiver, Annie Frost of Ruston. Special thanks to Dr. J. V. Jones and Dr. George Smith for the care given and to Louisiana Homecare of Ruston for their thoughtfulness and care. Pallbearers will be Leroy Hyatt, Buddy Hyatt, Keith Hammons, Reggie Edmiston, Earnest Conn, and Harry Boyd. Visitation will be 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Monday, January 3, 2011 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com.