Linda Allene Tillman, 90, passed away Friday, October 11, 2019 at her home, surrounded by family.

Funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM, Monday, October 14, 2019 at Kennedy Funeral Home, with Reverend Archie Stevens officiating. Burial will follow at Mt Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 1:00 PM.

Allene was a loving daughter, wife, mother and grandmother.  She worked in the textile industry for many years. She was always caring for her family and extended family.  Allene was a wonderful cook and liked to grow vegetables and flowers in her garden. She was proud of all her family and time spent with them was very important.  Allene was a daughter of the late Alfred and Lovie Branson Purvis and was preceded in death by husband: Wilton Tillman.

Allene is survived by sons: Steven Tillman and wife Carol, Dennis Tillman;  grandchildren: Tonya Tillman, Aaron Schiff, Jessica McDonald; great grandchildren: Abby, Colin, Hudson; and many friends.

In lieu of flowers or food memorials may be made to FirstHealth Hospice, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC. 

Kennedy Funeral Home is assisting the Tillman family.

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  1. Dennis and family, Kim and I were grieved to learn of your loss of Mrs. Tillman. You are all in our prayers. I appreciate your friendship all these years. May God cradle you all in His loving arms in your grief and in the days to come. May God richly bless you all. We love you. Bruce and Kim

  2. I just found out in the past year that my great-aunt (my dear grandmother Mary Purvis” sister) had passed. I have very fond memories of living beside her when I was a little girl at age of 5. She was such a loving kind and wonderful lady to visit. She truly loved her family. She is is very missed. I am so sorry that I just found out. Her son Dennis used to play with me when we were both about the same age of 5 or so. May God have you in His awesome loving arms my dear Great Aunt.

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