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Sept 7, 2006
COMMERCE — Stanford Talley, 59, of Commerce died Sept. 5, 2006, at Presbyterian Hospital of Commerce. Funeral services are at 3 p.m. Friday at Cross Trails Church in Fairlie with Pastor Jeff Bishop and Rev. Wesley McCaslin officiating. Burial is at Talley Cemetery on County Road 4400 in Commerce. The son of Buddy and Lila Lee Cox Talley, he was born April 24, 1947, in Commerce. He married Lorena Wells on June 9, 1967, in Greenville. Mr. Talley was employed at Tyco for 25 years. He was a member of Cross Trails Cowboy Church which he loved and where he was an elder. He enjoyed hunting Elk deer, coyotes and coons and also enjoyed fishing, riding horses, raising cows. Mr. Talley loved preparing food for church socials and loved witnessing for the Lord. He is survived by his mother, Lila Lee Talley McGinn of Commerce; his wife of Commerce; two sons, Steven Talley and wife Macy of Aberfoyle and John Talley and wife Kelly of Commerce; a daughter, Michelle Basham and husband Chris of Commerce; seven grandchildren, Logan Talley, Brooklyn Talley, Olivia Talley, Connor Talley, Anna Cate Talley, Brittney Basham and Hayly Basham; his mother-in-law, Jean Wells of Greenville; brother and sister-in-law Levoy and Brenda Wells of Greenville; and many friends whom he loved very much.
His father and his father-in-law, Robert Wells, preceded him in death. Pallbearers are Leo Rawlings, Jimmy Don Stanley, Chester Debord, Larry Thompson, Roy Lemons, Jimmy Jenkins, Billy Jenkins and Bill Ross. Honorary pallbearers are Ronnie Maxwell, Glen Campbell, Jerry Cox, Charlie Hines, Ray Brown, Terry Holley, Mike Crowell, Carr Newkirk, and lay pastors of Cross Trails Cowboy Church. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home of Commerce.
Submitted by Elaine Nall Bay