Betty Taylor York Tichenor, age 89, of Nashville, Tennessee, passed to her eternal rest on October 28, 2020. She was born in Hartford, Kentucky, on January 15, 1931, to Fielder and Gola York. She married the love of her life, Delbert Tichenor, in 1954 and had three children. After living in Illinois for a few years, the couple moved to Nashville in the late 1950s to raise their family.
Betty was a devoted wife and homemaker who loved family life. She was a seamstress and avid quilter, having sewn countless quilts for family and friends through the years. For many years, she and Delbert enjoyed attending craft fairs, auctions, and yard/estate sales, as well as visiting relatives in Kentucky. Betty was a lifelong member of Judson Baptist Church and was active in her Sunday School for decades. As a volunteer with the church’s Helping Hands Program, Betty sewed over a thousand colorful pillowcases for distribution to hospitalized children, in addition to lap throws for patients at the Veterans Hospital.
Betty is survived by her husband, Delbert Allison (D.A.) Tichenor; daughter, Dolly (John) Irish of San Angelo, Texas; son, Patrick (Teresa) Tichenor of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee; granddaughters, Sara (Timothy) Braun of Memphis, Tennessee, and Rachel (Anthony) Ward of Pleasant View, Tennessee; and great-grandson, Brooks Braun of Memphis, Tennessee. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Dava Maria Rinehart of Bell Buckle, Tennessee; parents, Fielder and Gola York of Hartford, Kentucky and siblings, Ruth Bennett of Centertown, Kentucky and Charles York of Hartford, Kentucky.
A visitation will be held at Woodbine Funeral Home, 3620 Nolensville Road, Nashville, Tennessee on Monday, November 2, 2020, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. A visitation will also be held in Kentucky on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Bevil Brothers Funeral Home in Beaver Dam, Kentucky. Burial will be at Sunnyside Cemetery in Beaver Dam, Kentucky.
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