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Helen Tirey (12-20-15) service 12-23-15

Helen Smith Bowden Tirey, 80, of Tuscumbia, Alabama, died on Sunday, Dec. 20. 
She was born in Lauderdale County, Alabama, the daughter of the late Otti and Susie Terry Smith. She was united in marriage to Paul Cortez Tirey, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Tirey had worked at Tennessee River Inc. as a sewing machine operator and was a member of Pride Baptist Church in Tuscumbia, Alabama. 
She is survived by her son, Marty Bowden; stepson, Jeff Tirey; adopted daughter, Rhonda Crow; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; brothers, Dick Smith, Rollin Smith, Jr. Smith and Ray Smith; and a sister, Beddie Smith.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sons, James Bowden and Roger Bowden; brothers, Hoss, Bill, Delmer and James Smith; and sisters, Dollie Mae Smith and Frances Smith.
Services were held on Wednesday, Dec. 23, at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Dwight Rivers officiating. Burial followed in Cromwell South Shiloh Cemetery at Hardin County.

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