BELL CITY -- Annie Faye "Maw Faye" Barnes Tillman, 87, went to be with her Lord on March 18, 2007, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Born July 2, 1919, in Adamsville, Tenn., daughter of the late Zola McGarity and James Arthur Barnes, she was a current resident of the Advance Nursing Center.
She always said that as a kid she loved to play in the woods and that swinging from trees was the fun thing to do.
As she grew older, she left the trees and on Oct. 30, 1937, in Stantonville, Tenn, was united in marriage to the late Troy V. Tillman who preceded her in death.
Her life then led her and her family through many moves before she and Troy settled down in Missouri with their five daughters. She was best known for her cooking talents and spent many years cooking at local businesses such as Wright's Café, Bell City Nursing Home & School, Sinclair Station, Gardner's Café and Woodard's before retiring. She was a longtime member of the Bell City General Baptist Church and the Ladies Aid and was a vacation Bible school volunteer for many years.
She is survived by a loving family that includes five daughters and two sons-
in-law, Chris Hicks of Charleston, Linda and Jack Frost of Rolla and Wanda Bond, Rebecca "Becky" Talley and Clara and Richard Cockrell of Bell City. There are seven grandchildren and eight stepgrandchildren that remember her loving spirit; 12 great-grandchildren and 10 stepgreat-grandchildren that were her little stinkers; and three great-great-grandchildren and three stepgreat-great-grandchildren that were her babies.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four sisters, one brother, one grandson and one stepgrandson.
Her family meant everything to her but she was known to say, "This world is not my home, I'm only passing through."
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston where services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Codis James, pastor of the Bell City General Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial will follow at New Morley Cemetery.