Mrs. Rose “Anne” Tyner, 79, a long-time resident of Henderson, passed away peacefully Sept. 28, 2022, in Gallatin, surrounded by family. In lieu of a traditional funeral, her family will be celebrating her life privately with friends and loved ones at their Gallatin home. A memorial headstone will be placed for Cecil and her in a Hartsville, S.C., cemetery next to her parents. Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements. (615) 502-0011.
She was born May 16, 1943, in Hartsville, S.C., to the late Ted H. and Lethia Large.
She excelled at tap dancing and performed regularly for live and television audiences beginning at age eight around her hometown in South Carolina. She opened her own dancing school at age 16, teaching ballet, tap, jazz, baton and acrobatics. She attended Hartsville High School then married Cecil Tyner in 1959 in Hartsville, S.C. After beginning their life together in Hartsville, they lived briefly in Charleston, S.C., ultimately settling permanently in Henderson in 1973, following Cecil’s promotion with Sonoco Products. As well as teaching dancing in Henderson, she also helped lead GA’s and Acteens at First Baptist Church. She worked different jobs, using her bookkeeping and people skills until her retirement in the mid-90s. At that time, she was able to focus on her true loves of gardening, crafting, homemaking and being a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
A true southern lady, she was rarely known to raise her voice or say a cross word about anyone. She exuded warmth, kindness and optimism, greeting every morning with gratitude and happiness. She was lovingly known to see the world through “rose-colored glasses” by her family and friends. After the death of Cecil in 2019, she made her home in Gallatin where she could be closer to most of her family.
She is survived by son, Danny (Schwana) Tyner; daughter, Kerri Suter; grandchildren, Amber (Greg) Jackson, Leah (Alex) Kane and Jacob Suter; and great-grandchildren, Emi Jackson, Noa Jackson, Zen Jackson and Elijah Kane.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband of 60 years, Cecil L. Tyner, Sr.; a sister, Jacqueline DeWitt; and one brother Ted H. Large, Jr.