The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


March 5, 2014

Ann Tidmore

— Annie Lou Stephens Tidmore, 89, of Weaver died peacefully Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in Athens.

Mrs. Tidmore was born June 13, 1924, to Tom and Ethel Endsley Stephens. She spent her early life in Cleveland, Ala., on the family farm.  In 1946 she married Simon “Sam” Tidmore, sharing 50 years of love before his death in 1996. She was employed by Anniston Sportswear for 23 years. For many years after retirement she operated Tidmore Child Care in Weaver where she cared for, and loved, over 200 children.

Mrs. Tidmore was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Simon; sister, Irene Dover; and brothers, Chester, Osler and Ellie Stephens.

Survivors include three daughters, Sara Love and husband Michael of Athens, Sandra Huston and husband Jacky of Springville and Janice Tyree and husband Dan of Radcliff, Ky.; grandchildren, Meri Badran, Cari Love, Simon Love, Chasity Lee, Malcolm Tyree and Grady Tyree; great-grandchildren, Simon Fisher Love, Andrew Malcolm Tyree, Caitlyn Rose Tyree, Breanna Kaylee Tyree, Nedal Omar Badran and grandson-to-be, Noah Huston Badran; sister, Alma Williamson; brother-in-law, Richard Dover; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 7, at Gray Brown-Service Mortuary in Anniston. Burial will follow in Forestlawn Cemetery.

Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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