Ed T. TalleyAugust 29, 1927 ~ January 2, 2018 (age 90)
Ed Thomas Talley 90, of Highlands passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at the Fidela Eckerd Living Center. He was a native and lifelong resident of Highlands and a member and former deacon of the Shortoff Baptist Church.
Ed had been employed by Highlands Cleaners and Laundry, and worked in construction the later years of his career. His life was devoted to his wife, children, grand and great-grandchildren and his church.
He was the oldest son of Jabe and Mattie Henry Talley of Highlands. He was preceded in death by his wife Bernice Talley, his parents, brother, Fred Talley, Sr. and sister Myrtle Owens. He is survived by brother, Leon Talley, sisters Grace Lankford and Jessie Talley, daughter Belinda (Bruce) Lindsay of Fletcher, Tommy (Beckie) of Lula, GA, Kenny (Lisa) Talley of Highlands. Granddaughters, Kim Suttles , Kathy Mlay, Juliette Talley, Grandsons Ben Talley and Scott Lindsay, greatgrandchildren Zane and Zeke Suttles, Rowena Lindsay and special grandchildren Timmy and Cassie McDowell.
Visitation will be from 11:30AM to 1:00PM with the Funeral services following at 1.00PM Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the Shortoff Baptist Church with the Rev. Andy Cloer officiating. Interment will be at the Miller Cemetery in Highlands. Pallbearers will be P. J. View, Chris Talley, Brian Talley, Russell Lankford, Keith Lankford, Buddy Talley and Timothy McDowell.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made to the BrightFocus Foundation, Inc. or the Shortoff Baptist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 1217, Highlands, NC 28741.
Online condolences are available at bryantgrantfuneralhome.com. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Talley family.