Macon County Chronicle

FLORENE ARMOUR, 91

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000187 EndHTML:0000003218 StartFragment:0000002368 EndFragment:0000003182 SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/computer/Desktop/OBITS%20W:PICS/ARMOUR,%20F.doc FLORENE ARMOUR, age 91, of Lafayette, Tennessee, passed away peacefully May 12, 2010 at Knollwood Manor. Funeral services for Florene Armour were conducted Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Alexander Funeral Home with Elder Jeff Blackwell and Brother Jerry Gammon officiating. Ronnie Reid, David Hernandez, Ryan Thompson, Trey Reid, and Jimmy Beckman served as honorary pallbearers. David Gaines, Billy Green, Jim Ford, Marcus Thompson, Lance Reid, and Paul Thompson served as pallbearers. Interment followed in the Galen Cemetery.    
She was born in Macon County, Tennessee on October 27, 1918 to the late Absalon Price and Alice Gertrude Gammons Perrigo.
Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000187 EndHTML:0000004285 StartFragment:0000002372 EndFragment:0000004249 SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/computer/Desktop/OBITS%20W:PICS/ARMOUR,%20F.doc Florene was married to the love of her life, Dewey Armour, on February 9, 1936, spending their lives together and sharing three daughters.  Dewey preceded her in death on May 19, 1990.  Besides her husband and parents, four brothers; Edward Perrigo, Patty Perrigo, Clayton Perrigo and Glen Perrigo; also preceded her in death.
Florene was a homemaker and seamstress.  She worked for Mary Nell Dress Shop in Madison, TN for around fifteen years. She made stage clothes for Mother Maybelle Carter and her daughters; June, Helen, and Anita. She also made her own daughter’s prom dresses and a lot of their clothes.  In her younger days, she worked as a cook in the cafeteria at Stratton Elementary in Madison, TN and after moving back to Lafayette, she worked at Central Elementary.
Florene had a green thumb when it came to flowers.  She could make anything grow. She was a mother who loved taking care of her home and family, and she enjoyed going to family reunions.  
She was saved as a young girl and joined Liberty Missionary Baptist Church in 1931. She later moved her membership to Madison First Baptist Church where she remained a member.  Florene will be greatly missed by her loving family and all who knew her.
She is survived by; daughters, Shirley (Doyle) Gaines of Lafayette, TN, Betty (Billy) Green of Mt. Juliet, TN, Brenda (Darrell) Ford of Nashville, TN, grandchildren, David (Kathy) Gaines of Lafayette, TN, Laura Gail (Jimmy) Beckman of Mt. Juliet, TN, Dale(Ronnie) Reid, Dawn (Paul) Thompson, Diana (David) Hernandez all of Lafayette, TN, Jim Ford of Madison, TN, Billy (Andrea) Green of Gallatin, TN, and
Jennifer Ford of Nashville, TN, and nine great-grandchildren; also survive.