Mrs. Etta Elizabeth Hopkins Tallent, 90 of Franklin passed away Saturday, December 25, 2021. Etta was born April 12, 1931 in Macon County, NC to the late Sam Hopkins and Mattie Sorrells Hopkins. She was a native of Macon County, Etta owned and operated the Normandie Restaurant for 52 years. She was known by many, fed a lot of people and loved caring for others. Etta loved her family, always made people feel like family and loved to travel abroad. She was of the Baptist faith.
Etta is survived by her daughter, Kathy Waldroop of Franklin; a son, James Steve Tallent of Franklin; two grandchildren, Christopher Waldroop (Brooke) and Dawson Tallent; three great-grandchildren Maddox, Maveric and Mace Waldroop; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Etta is preceded in death by her husband, James "Bull" Tallent; her siblings, Mary Wilson, Lucille Potts, Avery Hopkins, John "Jay" Hopkins, Howard Hopkins, Ralph Hopkins, Ed Hopkins and Earnest Hopkins.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00pmThursday December 30, 2021 at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Steve Reeves and Rev. David Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00pm-2:00pm at Bryant Grant Funeral Home prior to the service.
Pallbearers are Mike Potts, Danny Waldroop, James Hopkins and Caleb Fouts.
Bryant Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Tallent family. Online condolences can be made at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com