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January 8, 2024

Mazie Brackman McAllister, 102, of Sarasota, FL and formerly of Covington, died Monday, January 9, 2024 at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Florida.

Mrs. McAllister was born June 26, 1921 in Alleghany County, a daughter of the late Lewis C. and Ollie Hoylman Brackman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Wesley McAllister; a daughter, Shirley Bowyer; one grandson, Joey Bowyer; and two sisters, Pearl Clinebell and Marie McAllister.

Survivors include her son, James “Buck” McAllister and his wife, Phyllis, of Covington; a daughter, Nancy Williams of Sarasota, FL; granddaughters, Rhonda (Rodney) Williams of Sarasota, FL, Kathy (Clint) Summers of Dallas, GA, and Karen Bowyer of Covington; grandsons, Neal (Julie) Williams of Sarasota, FL, and Gary (Carrie) McAllister of Covington; great-granddaughters, Heather (Adan) Fregonese, Shelley Williams, and Kasey (Cory) Dunton; great-grandsons, Chris (Emily) Lawson, Tyler Summers, and David (Alyce) McAllister; great-great-grandsons, Cooper and Miles Lawson; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2024 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Arritt Funeral Home with the Rev. Andy Bellanger officiating, assisted by the Rev. Billy Price.

The family will receive their friends from 1:00 PM until service time on Saturday at Arritt Funeral Home.

Internment will be made in Alleghany Memorial Park.

Arritt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Friends wishing to send condolences online may do so at

A livestream of the service is available at:


Arritt Funeral Home

January 13, 2024 at 6:00:00 PM

1102 S Highland Ave, Covington, VA, USA


Arritt Funeral Home

January 13, 2024 at 7:00:00 PM

1102 S Highland Ave, Covington, VA, USA

Final Resting Place: 

Alleghany Memorial Park

7008 Winterberry Ave, Covington, VA 24426, USA



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