Aline Lyons Taylor

  • BORN: September 26, 1916
  • DIED: October 4, 2012
  • LOCATION: Wilmington, Ohio

Aline Lyons Taylor passed away peacefully on October 4, 2012 at the Clinton Memorial Hospital in Wilmington. She was born September 26, 1916, the daughter of the late Claude and Della Mae Burdette Lyons in Kentucky. She was the great great granddaughter of slaves, and made it her life's work to improve the lives of others. She was bright, inquisitive, and proud of her heritage. Aline married Benjamin Patton following High School. She moved to Hillsboro, Ohio and worked at the Highland County Hospital for several years. She had a second marriage to Obanda Taylor in 1949. In 1956 they moved to Wilmington where she worked at Clinton Memorial Hospital until she was hired by the Dr. Richard Bath family and worked for them for 47 years. She became involved in the Bible Missionary Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and was church treasurer. Through her work at church she met Charles "Hammy" Graham and shared his interest in seeking to improve low income housing in Clinton County. In 1960, she and "Hammy" served together on a committee that led to "Homes of Wilmington, Inc.", which aided in this effort. In the early 1970's she worked with Elizabeth Sharkey of the Clinton County Welfare Department to improve the status of low income people through housing and job opportunities. It was then that she met Alan McKay, who helped get the Community Action Council (CAC) started. Over the years, Aline served on the CAC Board as treasurer, vice president, and president. The board worked to identify families who were in need of housing and could qualify for low income loans. Aline kept abreast of government opportunities that were available and passed this information along to Reverend Larry Harris, Pastor of her church. He then, in association with HUD, developed "Creekwood Apartments of Wilmington, Inc.", along with Hammy Graham and others. She was always concerned for her community and offered her talents whenever asked. She provided rooms in her home for girls in need, taught children how to sew and care for a home, and always loved being with people. Aline's interests included gardening, cooking, and sewing. She looked forward each spring to planting her garden and harvesting it in the fall. In 2002, Aline was named as one of the "Outstanding Women of Clinton County". Her life story was an inspiration and an example of how one can overcome adversity and become a well-respected role model of the community. Her wisdom and common sense approach to problems, as well as her concern for others, set her apart and made her loved and respected by many. For the last several years, she belonged to the Cornerstone Baptist Church, remaining a valuable asset, offering advice and actively participating in the fellowship and teaching the church offers. She is survived by a son, Benjamin (Marianna) Patton, granddaughters; Renee (Elihue)Stewart, Tiffany Williams, and Farren Wilmer; grandsons, Christopher Patton, Marqo Patton, and Malik Franklin; great grandson, Brandon Evans; and great great grandson Khi Jacob Evans. She is also survived by her sisters, Virginia Garrett and Pauline Fisher. Special friends include Betty Nevels, Jean Washington, Deloris McGee, and Zella Turner. She also had many nieces, nephews, and extended family. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by brothers, Jesse and Paul Lyons; and sisters Naomi Harris, Eliza Thurman, and Della Rose Burris. Her funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at the Cornerstone Baptist Church, 225 Randolph Street, Wilmington, Ohio. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. at the church. Burial will take place in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Harrodsburg, Kentucky at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 10, 2012. The Turner & Son Funeral Home, Hillsboro, is serving the family. Memorial donations, if desired, are directed to the Cornerstone Baptist Church, 225 Randolph Street, Wilmington, Ohio 45177. For more information or to sign our on-line register, please visit, www.turnerfuneralhomes.cc


Visitation
  • October 09, 2012
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Cornerstone Baptist Church
  • 225 Randolph Street
  • Wilmington, OH 45177
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Funeral Service
  • October 09, 2012
    11:00 AM
  • Cornerstone Baptist Church
  • 225 Randolph Street
  • Wilmington, OH 45177
  • Get Directions

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