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May 17, 1931 ~ August 13, 2022

Anna Cathren (Chigger) Adcock Tillman, 91, of Siler City, went to her heavenly home on Saturday, August 13, 2022.

She was born on May 17, 1931, in Chatham County, the daughter of Paul C. and Pauline Smith Adcock. Cathren was a lifelong member of West End United Methodist Church where she was involved in the Adult Sunday School Class, sang in the church choir and served on the Pastor-Parrish Committee. She was retired from Kellwood and enjoyed working in her flower garden and going to antique sales. Chigger was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 66 years, June Tillman; daughter, Kimberly T. Fadley; and brothers, Patrick (Pat), Archie and Bill Adcock.

A family graveside memorial service will be held at Hope Cemetery at 4 p.m. on Friday, August 19, 2022, with Rev. Linda Yow officiating.

She is survived by her daughter, June Carol T. Stout and husband Phillip of Pittsboro; son, Marty Craig Tillman and wife, Angela of Siler City; son-in-law, Lewis Fadley of Siler City; sisters, Clara A. Langley, Carol A. Hammer and husband Garrett, Ann A. White and husband Bob, Brenda A. Fields and husband Gary, all of Siler City; and a sister-in-law, Louise B. Adcock; grandchildren, Morgan and Jennah Fadley, Chris and Patrick Stout, Lauren (Allie) and Jason Tillman; and great-grandchildren, Renay, William, Virginia, and Catherine.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to West End United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1017, Siler City, N.C. 27344, or to the SECU Jim and Betsy Brian Hospice Home of UNC Healthcare, 100 Roundtree Way, Pittsboro, N.C. 27312 .

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Tillman family.

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