Bettye Taliaferro Obituary

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Bettye Knox Taliaferro

August 17, 1927 - July 30, 2014
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Bettye Frances Knox Taliaferro, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family on July 30, 2014, at the age of 86. She was born on August 17, 1927, in Memphis, TN. Upon graduation from Central High School and from Vanderbilt University, Bettye worked as a commercial copy writer at WMC-WMCTV and at Steinmart for over 25 years. She was the widow of J. Lewis Taliaferro, former State Senator and Shelby County Quarterly Court member, who died on February 19, 1973. She is survived by 3 daughters Elizabeth Taliaferro, Margaret Alwine (David) and Mary Sumner (Rob); 3 grandchildren, Andrew Alwine (Megan), Mary Frances Demianovich (Mark) and...
Bettye Frances Knox Taliaferro, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family on July 30, 2014, at the age of 86. She was born on August 17, 1927, in Memphis, TN. Upon graduation from Central High School and from Vanderbilt University, Bettye worked as a commercial copy writer at WMC-WMCTV and at Steinmart for over 25 years. She was the widow of J. Lewis Taliaferro, former State Senator and Shelby County Quarterly Court member, who died on February 19, 1973. She is survived by 3 daughters Elizabeth Taliaferro, Margaret Alwine (David) and Mary Sumner (Rob); 3 grandchildren, Andrew Alwine (Megan), Mary Frances Demianovich (Mark) and Katie Sumner; five great grandchildren and one sister Ann Knox Graves of Kingsport, Tennessee. She was a member of Second Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 2, 2014, in the Salmon Room at Second Presbyterian Church with the memorial service following at 2 p.m. in the Chapel. A private interment for the family will occur at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be sent to the Church Health Center at 1210 Peabody Avenue, Memphis, TN, 38104, or your favorite charity.
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