Published 9:24 am Thursday, December 28, 2017

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Mrs. Carridell “Pee Wee” Tillery, 91, formerly of Valley, left for her heavenly home in time for Christmas on the eve of Christmas in Frankfort, Ky.

Mrs. Tillery was born in Randolph County, Ala. on October 11, 1926 to the late William George Fincher and Lola Adamson Fincher.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Marshall Tillery; daughter, Shirley Ann Brannon; four brothers, Infant Baby Boy Fincher, William Edward Fincher, Herman Gordon Fincher, and Roy Lee Fincher; one sister, Mattie Blanche Lynn, and a grandson, David Scott Fallis.

She was of the Pentecostal faith, but due to her declining health could not attend church as she had in her earlier years, but faithfully enjoyed her preachers and gospel music on television. She enjoyed her flowers and watching the birds outside her window visiting the birdfeeder.

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She resided at Sylvia Word Manor in Valley for many years until her health required her to move to Frankfort, Ky. to live with her oldest daughter.

Mrs. Tillery is survived by her daughters, Linda Brannon Fallis, Frankfort, Ky., Mattie Brannon (Wayne) Birditt, Valley, Wylene Brannon Shurett, Canton, Ga., Joann Brannon (Ronnie) Ray, Lawrenceburg, Ky., Billie Jean Brannon Taylor, Lawrenceburg, Ky.; sisters, Edna Waller, Valley, Betty June Calhoun, Lanett,  Ruth Lariscy, Lanett, 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 4 p.m. EST at Fairfax Cemetery with her grandson, the Rev.  Danny Shurett, officiating. Her family will be receiving friends at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley on Saturday from 3 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. EST.

Pee Wee will be sorely missed by her many friends and family.

Flowers will be accepted or the family requests that you make a memorial contribution in Mrs. Tillery’s memory to your favorite charity.

Please visit her Memorial Tribute page at to leave a condolence for her family, share a memory or photo of Pee Wee, or to light a Remembrance Candle in her memory.

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home, Valley, is directing.