Nettie Faye Tidmore, 92, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 25th. Mrs. Tidmore was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, C. W. Tidmore, in 2014.
She is survived by two sons and daughters in-law: Danny and Judy; and Charles and Zan. Five grandchildren: Angie Tidmore Locke and husband Todd, and children, Gage and Peyton; Kyle Tidmore and wife, Jessica, and children, Cameron and Avery; Tammy Tidmore Risko and husband Toby, and children, Simon and Vivian; Tori Tidmore Correll and husband Mike; and Blythe Tidmore Stanley and husband Jesse, and daughter, Eleanor. Two sisters: Leola Barton and Peggy McDaniel. Two sisters-in-law: Frances Tidmore Fulgham and Maxie Tidmore Barton and husband Doyle; and generations of nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Tidmore was born in Murchison on October 19, 1923 to H.H. "Doc" and Lottie Edwards Lewis. She married C. W. "Ozy" Tidmore on August 26, 1943. They first lived in Houston and moved to Athens in 1946.
From 1949 to 1970 the Tidmores owned and operated Tidmore Auto Supply, which fronted East Tyler Street and backed up to the original market square. In 1955 they bought thirteen acres of land on a dirt road called Lovers Lane on the edge of town and built the family home and lived there until 1999. In 1963 the original Eastern Hills Sub-Division was created on part of that land, and other subdivisions followed.
The Tidmores joined First Baptist Church in 1951 and remained members for life. They enjoyed the family lake house at Lake Athens, and RV travel in later years. Nettie Faye enjoyed painting, flower arranging, gardening, and watching her sons' and grandchildren's sporting and school events. Outside of church, extended family was her main social outlet, but most important to her was being part of "Granny and Pop" for their five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She enjoyed some legendary pets through the years, and could make any color of PlayDoh from scratch.
A graveside service will be held Friday at 10:30am at Oaklawn Memorial Park and will be conducted by Dr. Kyle Henderson. No visitation is scheduled at this time. The family requests any memorials be made to the First Baptist Church of Athens, Scottish Rite Hospital, or the Henderson County Food Pantry.
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Published on July 27, 2016