Allene Wise Byars

Allene Wise Byars

Born in Nashville, TN on July 14, 1913

Departed on December 5, 2018 and resided in Gallatin, TN

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Allene Wise Byars, age 105 of Gallatin, passed away December 5, 2018. Mrs. Byars was born July 14, 1913 to the late Joseph H. and Rosalea Cage Wise. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husband, Howard Kelly Byars; brothers, Harold H. Wise, Norman K. Wise and Zane Wise. She is survived by daughters, Kay Cook (Jim) and Ann Howard Byars; son, James Wise Byars (Pat) all of Gallatin; grandson, James Cook (Susan), granddaughters, Jennifer Savage (Steve), Mary VanLuke (Mike) and Alanna Napier; and six great grandchildren.

Funeral Service will be conducted 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 11th from the chapel of Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Rev. Pat Freudenthal officiating. Interment will follow in Crestview Memory Gardens. Visitation will be Monday, December 10th from 3:00-7:00 p.m. and Tuesday, December 11th from 11:00 a.m. until time of service.

Allene was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and a good friend. She was a faithful member of Rehoboth United Methodist Church where she held many leadership roles and was a Sunday school teacher. She was a long-time member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Number One FCE Club (formerly Home Demonstration Club). Also, she was an avid reader, word puzzle worker and enjoyed sewing and crafts.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rehoboth United Methodist Church, 2601 Cages Bend Road, Gallatin, TN 37066. Online condolences may be submitted at Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements. (615) 502-0011 Obit Line (615) 502-0555


  1. Linda Douglas December 6, 2018 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    Ann and Family
    You’re in my prayers in the days ahead
    Mrs. Byars was a wonderful sweet Lady
    Thinking of you

  2. Terry (Ted) M Muse December 8, 2018 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    My prayers are with Kay, Ann, and Jimmy and all the family. Its truly hard to say the right things at a time like this except, Mrs. Byars was a great women and I loved her so much. She lived such a great life and now she is in Heaven with our Father. God Bless you all.
    Terry (Ted) M Muse

  3. Mary Elizabeth (Hendrickson) Penick December 8, 2018 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    My condolences to Allene Byars’ entire family and especially to former classmate Jimmy Byars. Losing your mother, at any age, is a big lose. May your loving memories of her give you comfort in the coming days.

  4. Molly Jones Pere December 8, 2018 at 7:52 pm - Reply

    My prayers for you and your family, Jimmy. Such a sweet looking lady and a great loss for your family, I’m sure. May your memories sustain you all during the coming months and years and may you all have peace.

  5. Diane Crawford Wilson December 8, 2018 at 10:04 pm - Reply

    Dear Jim and family,
    I just learned of your Mom’s passing. What a long an wonderful life. I know you will miss her so as we always miss our Moms no matter the age. Know that I am thinking of you and Pat. May you find peace and comfort from your faith and the support of family members and friends. Sending my love and prayers across the miles.

  6. Lucy Ausbrooks December 9, 2018 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    I know you all will miss her but she had a long wonderful life. I told Jim this morning she and Mom are running heaven now

  7. Norma Jean Roberts December 11, 2018 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    So sorry about the death of your loved one. She will be missed. I didn’t know about it until I read it in the death notice. Sorry I don’t have a way

  8. Patricia Smith December 11, 2018 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    Allene was both a blessing and inspiration to all who knew her. I am so grateful to have known her! My conversations with her were ones I will always treasure. My love to her family whom she loved so dearly.

    Blessings !

  9. K January 28, 2019 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    Thinking of you. Kenneth and Sue Carr

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