Alta May Perry Taylor age 84, passed away Thursday, October 2, 2008, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. The Funeral service for Alta May Perry Taylor was conducted Sunday, October 5, 2008 at 2 p.m. from the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Ricky Wilson officiating.

Tommy Burns, Michael Rowe, Danny Buck, Chad Bond, Ray Goad, and Jimmy Goad served as pallbearers. Interment followed in the Nelson McDonald Cemetery.

Alta May Perry Taylor was born on Saturday, December 29, 1923 in Macon County, Tenn. She was the daughter of Roy Marshall Perry and Annie Jane Shoemake, who preceded her in death.

Alta was a member of Lafayette Missionary Baptist Church. She was a very devoted and proud mother, she loved being with her family. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by: 3 husbands; Logan Burns on November 25, 1964, Cordell Goad on June 10, 1987, and Woodrow Taylor on November 6, 2000, a daughter, Dorothy Ann Wright, and a granddaughter, Tammy Raciene.

She is survived by; daughter Debbie Bond of Hermitage, Tenn., son, David Burns of Old Hickory, Tenn., 7 grandchildren: Tresha Ferguson of Nashville, Tenn., Michael Rowe, of Nashville, Tenn., Kimberly Brockette, of Pensacola, Fla., Chad Bond, of Hermitage, Tenn., Thomas Burns – Active U.S. Airforce, Pamela Burns, Old Hickory, Tenn., Cherra Burns, Old Hickory, Tenn.