Alvena "Boo" Young Allen, 77, of Chattanooga, formerly of Whitwell, Tenn., passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014 at her home. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Whitwell. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Neva Griffith Young; sisters, Lucy Elliott and Shorty Tucker; brother, Larry Young. She is survived by her son, Rick Allen, Chattanooga; sister, Sandra "Dumpy" Young Coppinger, Chattanooga; aunt, Bonnie Reeves Mahan, Chattanooga; several nieces, nephews and many devoted friends. A special thank you to Avalon Hospice and nurse Katie Loyd, also to Jenna Brooke Elliott. Graveside services will be held today at 5 p.m. CDT at Red Hill Cemetery with Jayme Eggert officiating. Family will receive friends today from noon-4:30 p.m. CDT. Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com. Arrangements by Reed Funeral Home, 11675 Highway 28, Whitwell.