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Richard A Tillman, Jr.
 Richard A Tillman, Jr., 85, of 7464 Hull Rd, Lawndale, passed away Sunday,
October 9, 2011 at Hospice at Wendover in Shelby.

He was born in Lincoln County on June 30, 1926 to the late Richard Tillman,
Sr. and Bryte Wehunt Tillman.  He was a member of Bess Chapel United
Methodist Church and was retired from Burris Furniture and lifelong farmer.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Deanne
Shelton Tillman; two brothers, Blaine Tillman and Pryde Tillman; five half
brothers, Guy Tillman, Walter Tillman, Ruffin Tillman, Clarence Tillman, and
Everett Tillman; sister, Lorene Tillman Bess; and three half sisters, Hattie
Tillman Bess, Vernie Tillman Beam and Gertie Tillman. 

He is survived by his best friend and companion, Molly; sister, Ruby Tillman
Saine of Lawndale; 
A Special Nephew and Caregiver, Johnny Tillman; and numerous
loving nieces and nephews.

Visitation, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Tuesday, Bess Chapel United Methodist
Church, Cherryville. Condolences may be made online at

Funeral Services, 11:00 AM, Tuesday,  Bess Chapel United Methodist Church,

Officiating, Rev. Terry Bevill.

Burial, Bess Chapel United Methodist Church, Cherryville.

Memorials may be made to, Bess Chapel United Methodist Church, 6073 Flay
Road, Cherryville, NC 28021 and to Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover
Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150.

Arrangements by Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston.

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