Margaret Allman Warren

Tuesday, February 22, 1921 - Friday, March 2, 2018

Loved By Everyone

Photo of Margaret Allman Warren  - 1921-2018

Canton- A dear and beautiful lady that was loved by everyone, Margaret Louise Allman Warren, age 97, entered into her glorious heavenly home on Friday, March 2, 2018.

Mrs. Warren was born February 22, 1921 in Jackson County to the late John Allman and the late Mammie Bumgarner Allman. She had made her home in Haywood County since the age of 16 years old. Margaret was truly a lady of style and grace. She had been employed as a sales associate with several of the well known stores throughout the Canton area. She began her sales career at the original Schulman’s Store located in downtown Canton which was owned by Mr. and Mrs. Barney Schulman and she later became employed with Sellars Jewelers on Main Street in Canton. Upon the reopening of Dick Schulman’s Clothing Store in Canton by the son of Mr. and Mrs. Schulman, Margaret fell right back into her role at the clothing store doing exactly what she knew best- helping every customer with her kindness and her wonderful sense of style to select the perfect outfit for every  occasion. Dick Schulman honored Margaret each year with a special sale at his store titled,  Margaret Warren's Birthday Sale!  Her last years of sales employment was with Plaza Jewelry in the Canton Plaza where customers looked for her as they entered the door. To know beautiful Margaret was to love her and she will forever be remembered as a lady blessed with strong self independence, a lady with a giving heart and a lady who loved everyone. She was also a talented master quilter, enjoyed cooking and baking- especially her delicious homemade fruitcakes . She gardened and canned her homegrown vegetables up until the last year of her life.  Margaret also loved flowers and she also spent many hours working among her beautiful garden. Mrs. Warren held a strong faith and was a member of Canton First United Methodist Church. Her beloved family was her pride and joy and she loved each of them with all of her heart.  We give thanks for the life of Margaret Allman Warren, who was a true southern lady and rejoice that she touched so many lives with her loving heart and kindness.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Warren who passed away in 1996; a daughter, Vivian Collett;  two sisters and three brothers.

Surviving are her son, Jim Warren and his wife, Janice Warren of Loudon, TN; grandchildren, James Warren and his wife, Kayla of Felton, Delaware, Michael Brindle and his wife, Denise of  Lenoir City, TN, Terri Parker of Canton, Sherri Halford and her husband, Joey of Asheville; four great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild and many dear friends.

A service of remembrance for Mrs. Warren will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, March 7, 2018 in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Pastor Clay Morgan will be officiating. The family will be welcoming and receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the remembrance service.

Memorials may be made to Canton First United Methodist Church,29 Newfound Street, Canton, NC 28716.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Warren family

Condolences from family and friends


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My deepest sympathy to the family. Margaret will always be remembered for her kindness to everyone.
Juanita Dixon
Mrs. Warren was always a friendly neighbor. She will be missed. Prayers for the family.
Gene and Carla Scott
My deepest sympathy to the family. I remember Margaret very well as she worked with my Mother many years. She was certainly a special lady and was always very friendly with her sweet smile. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Anne Mathews
Anne Bramlett Mathews
I remember Mrs. Warren fondly from the various times in my life when I visited Dick Schulman's to buy gifts. Nearly five years ago, we had a surprise 94th birthday party for my aunt, Virginia James, to which Mrs. Warren (then 92) was invited and came. It was a wonderful time of friendship and celebration! Everyone had such a great time it seemed to me a foretaste of the heavenly banquet! Anyway, Aunt Virginia and Mrs. Warren had a good visit and later my aunt was remembering and complementing Mrs. Warren's sales skills saying "Margaret could sell ice to an eskimo!" To her family, may the Peace of the Lord be with you as you grieve her death and celebrate her life!
Joe Trostel