Betty Lou Brannon Gallimore, age 90 of Puryear, TN, died Thursday, February 13, 2020, at Morningside of Paris surrounded by her family.
She was the oldest and longest member of Puryear Baptist Church where she was a former Sunday school teacher, choir member, and WMU director. She also served as the WMU Director for the Western District Baptist Association in Paris. Betty formerly worked as an insurance clerk in Murray, KY, for many years for Dr. J.R. Quertermous, Dr. Donald Hughes, and at the Houston-McDevit Clinic. She loved Monday afternoon dominos, sewing, and quilting with family and friends. She enjoyed visiting sick people, was a great cook, and was infamous for banana pudding and pimento cheese. Betty was an avid University of Kentucky basketball fan.
Betty was born February 2, 1930, in Puryear, TN, to the late James Dolphus Brannon and the late Loubie Dobbins Brannon.
She was married on June 4, 1948, to Doyle G. Gallimore, Jr., who preceded her in death on October 22, 2006.
She is survived by three sons, Glynn (Myra) Gallimore of Puryear, TN, Steve (Marylin) Gallimore of Puryear, TN, and Mike (Pam) Gallimore of Bruceton, TN; two sisters-in-law, Glenda Gallimore (Bobby) Wilson and Gwinna Gallimore; six grandchildren, Angie (Corey) James, Jennifer (Jay) Culpepper, Amanda (Derek) Bell, Phillip (Lindsey) Gallimore, Stephen (Erica) Gallimore, II, and Grant (Casey) Gallimore; 21 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, James Thomas Brannon and Harold Brannon; and one grandson, Chris Gallimore.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN. Visitation will be Saturday, February 15, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Ridgeway Funeral Home, and continue Sunday, February 16, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Puryear Baptist Church, 10050 Highway 641 N, Puryear, TN 38251. The funeral service will be Sunday, February 16, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at Puryear Baptist Church, with Steve Gallimore and Mike Rhodes officiating.
Pallbearers will be Jay Culpepper, Derek Bell, Stephen Gallimore, Grant Gallimore, Cole Culpepper, Phillip Gallimore, and Corey James.
Burial will follow in Puryear City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to: Gideons International – Henry County Camp, PO Box 583, Paris, TN 38242.
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