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Ava Lou TIller

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Ava Lou Tiller, 92, passed away quietly at her home in Bronson, Sunday, December 15, 2019. Ava was born November 12, 1927 in Houston County to parents, Thomas M. Beard and Barbara Sharp Beard. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for many years.

Ava is survived by her daughter, Linda Tiller Brown and husband, Ellis of Bronson; grandchildren, Jimmy R. Brown and wife, Teresa of Leonard, Sandra Brown of Hemphill, Dianne Brown of Athens; great-grandchildren, Chris Ford and wife, Misty of Lumberton, Cody Retherford and wife, Jeanetta of Zavalla, Kelli Killough of Denton, Sara Wilson of Milam, Robert Wilson, serving in the U. S. Army; brother, Earl M. Beard and wife, Billie Jean of Crockett; numerous other loving relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman B. Tiller; parents Tom and Lou Beard; brothers, Ervin Beard, Billy Beard; and sister, Ida “Ducky” Gandy.

Funeral services for Ava Lou Tiller will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 17, 2019 in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel, Dr. Tim Allen officiating. Interment to follow in New Energy Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday, at Callaway-Allee Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association,

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  1. I am so sorry to here about Ava Lou. My mom (Mickey Reed) always spoke of her a Duckie with fond memories of their childhood years. Now cousins in heaven I know they are rejoicing. Prayers for Linda and her Children at this time.

  2. My mother, Paula Bynum, cherished her close friendship with Ava for many years as they both were members of Calvary Baptist Church and later Westside Baptist Church in Crockett, TX. They talked several times a week on the phone and attended church functions together. Ava was also her Sunday School teacher. I was privileged to meet and become her friend as well, when in Mother’s later years,she lived with me. Ava Lou was a special lady and a wonderful Christian.
    Linda, our prayer is that God will strengthen you and your family during this time of loss.

  3. My beloved Aunt Dot is just the greatest. All her life she loved and cared for her beloved husband Herman & beloved daughter Linda, as well as ALL her family. I know that Aunt Dot is in Heaven having a grand time with my sweet Momma&Daddy (Rex & Ducky) and all family members who have passed; but those of us here on this world miss you desperately. I love you & miss you forever, Aunt Dot.

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