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Lyons, Alta Mae

Posted: Mon 9:17 AM, Jan 21, 2013
Funeral Home: J.C. Kirby & Son Lovers Lane Chapel
Alta Mae Lyons, 96, of Bowling Green, passed away at 9:20 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Hopkins Nursing Home in Woodburn.

Alta was born April 18, 1916, in Barren County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Lyons; her parents, the Rev. J. L. and Stella Grimes Dawsey; three sisters, Oma Lee Dawsey, Mary Houchens and Era Hatcher; a brother, Delton Dawsey; and a son-in-law, Jack Durham.

Alta was a retired nurse from The Medical Center and a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church in Barren County. MaMa, as she was known to her family, loved being a farmer’s wife and cooking for all the get-togethers they had at Thanksgiving and Christmas. She especially loved her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Her love for people led her to become a nurse.

Survivors include a daughter, Geneva Durham of Bowling Green; a son, Earl E. Lyons (Betty Jo) of Lutz, Fla.; five grandchildren, Kellie Durham Mahaney, Pamela Lyons Pinner (Doug), Michael Lyons (Lois), David Lyons and Kimberly Lyons Gregory (Scott); eight great-grandchildren, Craig Mahaney (Erika), Courtney Zamata (David), Jason Mahaney, Kenna Browning (Kerry), Danielle Lyons, Alex Pinner, Nicole Pinner and Tyler Gregory; six great-great-grandchildren, Cameron Harrod, Zac Mahaney, Isabella Zamata, Conner Browning, Madilyn Mahaney and Jack Mahaney; two nieces; and a nephew.

The family would like to express their appreciation to her “family” at Hopkins Nursing Home for their love and care during her time there.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until service time Tuesday at J.C. Kirby & Son Lovers Lane Chapel. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery No. 2.
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