Tillie Brown Cairnes

June 21, 1935 - December 17, 2017
Tillie Brown Cairnes

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Tillie Brown Cairnes, 82, of Flat Rock went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 17, 2017.

Born in Edneyville, she was a daughter of the late Ola and Ed Brown.  Tillie was a legal secretary for 35 years for Howe and Waters and Carpenter and Moxley.  She was also a member of the American Business Association for more than 25 years and Woman of the Year in 1983, Appleville Charter Chapter.

Tillie is survived by her husband of 60 years, James R. Cairnes; her children, Cynthia Cairnes, Andrew Cairnes (Christie) and Christa Roets (Scott); her grandchildren, Tiffany Cairnes, Isaac Roets and Joshua Roets; sisters, Carrie Davis (Keith), Beulah Freeman, Edna Rubelmann and Grace Melton; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Tillie will forever be remembered as a quintessential Southern Lady, a loving wife, devoted mother and grandmother and  “A beautiful soul to many.”

A graveside service will be held at 2 pm Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Oakdale Cemetery.


Thursday, December 21, 2017
2:00 PM

Oakdale Cemetery - Directions
Hwy 64W
Hendersonville, NC 28739

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  • December 19, 2017
    Heather R McCormack says:
    Sweet Momma Tillie!! You will always be dear to my heart. Your kind gentle soul I will remember fondly.

  • December 20, 2017
    Beverly Hill says:
    Such a lovely lady and such a loss.

  • December 21, 2017
    Rhonda Freeman says:
    My sweet aunt Tillie, we will always remember your wonderful get together sand your ability to be the the perfect hostess. You will be truly missed.