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Allene Buttrey Taylor

Nashville, TN

Allene Buttrey Taylor, age 93 of Nashville, TN, passed away peacefully Monday, July 21, 2014 while living at the Health Care Center at West Meade Place.

She was born on June 15, 1922 in Fairview, TN to the late Odie L. & Mesa Buttrey. She married James L. Taylor on January 10, 1942. From childhood until his demise on March 7, 2004, James and Allene Taylor were of one heart and soul. The loss of her beloved husband and soul mate forever changed her life.

Preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years, James L. Taylor on March 7, 2004, and only sister, Helen Buttrey Jones on October 7, 2006.

Allene and James Taylor lived for 50 years at 3706 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN. They were active members of the Charlotte Avenue Church of Christ from the early 1940's until his death in 2004. She remained a loyal member of the merged Charlotte Heights Church of Christ.

Survived by nieces, Sandra Jones, Esquire, and Dr. Beverley (Mark Langford) Jones of Nashville, TN, and great-niece, Kristie Garcia and her children, Austin and Justin Garcia of La Vergne, TN. Allene is also survived by sisters-in-law, Josephine Taylor Bess and her daughter Tommie Ann Cornwell, Dorothy (Herman) Akins, and Alpha Taylor and her daughters, Sherry and Sheila Taylor.

Allene was preceded in death by James' sister, Margret Taylor Tomlinson, and is survived by her children, Barbra Sue (Doug) Aldridge of Burns, TN and Nelson (Julia) Tomlinson of Nashville, TN. She is survived by beloved cousins, Delores Buttrey of Fairview, TN, Brenda Buttrey (C. Wayne) Womack of Hermitage, TN and Emmett (Frances) Mangrum of Fairview, TN. Allene was fortunate to have and is survived by special friends who took loving care of her: Mary Birthright, Julia Prince and Linda Greene of Nashville, TN.

The family would like to give special thanks to the caring staff of the Health Care Center at West Meade Place with a special thank you to Camie Perkins, Virginia Estes and David Rickenbaker. The family would further like to recognize the caring and loving attention of the nurses and staff of Avalon Hospice, specifically Hospice Nurse, Brittany Joseph, and Chaplin, Elizabeth Knowles-Bagwell.

Allene was a multi-talented and creative individual who was accomplished in oil painting, china painting and pottery. For many years, she taught classes at the Nashville Senior Citizens center. She was a master tailor and proficient in the art of millinery. As a southern lady in the 1950's, 60's and 70's, she never left home without matching hat, gloves and heels.

Funeral service will be conducted Friday, July 25, 2014 at 1 p.m. in the Chapel at West Harpeth Funeral Home, 6962 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN; 615-352-9400. Brother Darrell Blankenship, minister at Charlotte Heights Church of Christ, will be officiating the service. Interment will follow at Harpeth Hills Cemetery, located at 9090 Hwy. 100, Nashville, TN. Pallbearers are Dr. Douglas Stogner, Gary Jones, Mark Langford, C. Wayne Womack, Austin Garcia and Justin Garcia.

Visitation will be Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 3 to 8 p.m., and on Friday, July 25, 2014 from Noon until the 1 p.m. service.

West Harpeth Funeral Home, 6962 Charlotte Pike; (615) 352-9400; westharpethfh.com



Published in The Tennessean on July 24, 2014
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