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Berry Highland South

9010 Simpson Rd, Knoxville, TN

OBITUARY

Faye Galyon Alleman

July 5, 1934August 25, 2019
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Faye Galyon Alleman, 85, of South Knoxville, passed away on Aug 25, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loving family. On this day, her 14 year battle with Alzheimer’s disease ended, and she was welcomed to her new Eternal home by her Savior, whom she had oh-so longed to meet! This lovely red-headed Galyon gal also longingly wished to be reunited with her parents and family members that had passed on before – today those wishes also came true! Her marriage of nearly 56 years to Don Alleman produced 2 beautiful daughters and 5 grandchildren, of which her love for all was ceaseless and abundant! Faye had been a faithful member of Galilee Baptist Church for nearly 8 decades, and retired from the University of Tennessee in May, 1997, after working at the Print Shop on the Agricultural Campus for 16 years. Faye was preceded in death by her parents, Hattie Mae Thomas and Mack Galyon, Sr.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Troy and Juanita Galyon; Arthur and Margaret Galyon; Johnie and Nell Galyon; Ralph and Marjorie Galyon; and Mack Jr. and Dorothy Galyon; sister and brother-in-law, Mildred and Jack Key; and brother-in-law, Adrian Jett. Survivors include Faye’s loving and caring husband for nearly 56 years, Donald Eugene Alleman; sister, Lucy Galyon Jett; daughters and sons-in-law Ria and Scott Langford; Robyn and Roger O’Dell; and beloved grandchildren, Katie Langford Butler; Emily Langford; Jeremy Langford, Colton O’Dell and Kristen O’Dell. Don has tirelessly, faithfully and gently cared for Faye during this journey of dealing with Alzheimers Disease, and for not one moment was she alone in the battle. A special thank you and recognition are accorded to Faye’s wonderful niece Kaylene Howard and caretaker Nancy Cline, who have so valiantly, faithfully, and compassionately assisted and cared for Faye and Don for the past several years during Faye’s illness. The family thanks you from the bottom of their hearts! The family will receive friends 12:30 PM until 2:00 PM Wednesday, August 28, 2019 in the Chapel of Berry Highland South, 9010 E. Simpson Rd, Knoxville, Tennessee, with a Celebration of Life service to follow at 2:00 PM. Rev. Dwight Singleton officiating. Interment service to follow in Berry Highland South Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered and memories shared at www.berryhighlandsouth.com.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, August 28, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Wednesday, August 28, 2019
  • Interment Service Wednesday, August 28, 2019

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Linda Rader

August 28, 2019

Faye was a wonderful lady.I know Don and family will miss her greatly. Our prayers are with you.Love,Jerry and Linda Rader

Melissa Cutshaw

August 27, 2019

It was a pleasure to have met Faye at church many years ago.When I started at Galilee in 2007 she welcomed me with a big hug.Don and her have always been so kind to my family and I.I will continue to pray for Don and the family for days ahead.

Andy Jones

August 27, 2019

I was blessed to know Faye while I was growing up at Galilee. I always knew she was praying for me and for God's direction in my life. She was always smiling. Faye and Don have been a good example to me of faithfulness in marriage, with family and to God. I shall miss her, but continue to look forward to seeing her again someday. My prayers and thoughts are with Don and the rest of the family.

Linda Cramer

August 26, 2019

Dear Don, Ria, Robyn, & families. You have all been in our prayers for quite some time now, and will continue to be. We will miss Faye very much, but are so very glad she is no longer in pain. Richard & I are flying out tomorrow, so we will be unable to attend the services on Wednesday. You will all be in our hearts and minds. We love you all, Linda & Richard

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Biography

Faye Galyon Alleman, 85, of South Knoxville, passed away on Aug 25, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loving family. On this day, her 14 year battle with Alzheimer’s disease ended, and she was welcomed to her new Eternal home by her Savior, whom she had oh-so longed to meet! This lovely red-headed Galyon gal also longingly wished to be reunited with her parents and family members that had passed on before – today those wishes also came true! Her marriage of nearly 56 years to Don Alleman produced 2 beautiful daughters and 5 grandchildren, of which her love for all was ceaseless and abundant! Faye had been a faithful member of Galilee Baptist Church for nearly 8 decades, and retired from the University of Tennessee in May, 1997, after working at the Print Shop on the Agricultural Campus for 16 years. Faye was preceded in death by her parents, Hattie Mae Thomas and Mack Galyon, Sr.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Troy and Juanita Galyon; Arthur and Margaret Galyon; Johnie and Nell Galyon; Ralph and Marjorie Galyon; and Mack Jr. and Dorothy Galyon; sister and brother-in-law, Mildred and Jack Key; and brother-in-law, Adrian Jett. Survivors include Faye’s loving and caring husband for nearly 56 years, Donald Eugene Alleman; sister, Lucy Galyon Jett; daughters and sons-in-law Ria and Scott Langford; Robyn and Roger O’Dell; and beloved grandchildren, Katie Langford Butler; Emily Langford; Jeremy Langford, Colton O’Dell and Kristen O’Dell. Don has tirelessly, faithfully and gently cared for Faye during this journey of dealing with Alzheimers Disease, and for not one moment was she alone in the battle. A special thank you and recognition are accorded to Faye’s wonderful niece Kaylene Howard and caretaker Nancy Cline, who have so valiantly, faithfully, and compassionately assisted and cared for Faye and Don for the past several years during Faye’s illness. The family thanks you from the bottom of their hearts! The family will receive friends 12:30 PM until 2:00 PM Wednesday, August 28, 2019 in the Chapel of Berry Highland South, 9010 E. Simpson Rd, Knoxville, Tennessee, with a Celebration of Life service to follow at 2:00 PM. Rev. Dwight Singleton officiating. Interment service to follow in Berry Highland South Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered and memories shared at www.berryhighlandsouth.com.