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1920 A.b. 2006

A.B. Talley

May 13, 1920 — October 18, 2006

Services for A.B. Talley, 86, of Canadian, TX will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 21, 2006 at the First Baptist Church in Canadian with Rev. Ralph Chapman officiating, Dr. Jerry Golden and Dinzel Leonard assisting. Burial will be in Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Hughs Funeral Home of Canadian, TX. Mr. Talley passed away October 18, 2006 in Canadian, TX. He was born on May 13, 1920 in Brinkman, OK and grew up in Mangum, OK, where he was an Eagle Scout. He was preceded in death by his parents Dennis Flynn Talley and Jewel Foutch Talley. He was in the Army Air Corps for four years during World War II. He married Georgia Mae Little on August 9, 1946 in Canadian, TX. He served as a deacon in the First Baptist Church for forty-seven years. He also served on the Board of Directors for Girlstown USA for many years. As past president of the Canadian Rotary Club, a Paul Harris Fellow, and Chamber of Commerce Secretary, he faithfully served his community. He established and was curator of the Pioneer Museum in Canadian. Mr. Talley was honored as “Man of the Year” in 1966 by the Chamber of Commerce. He maintained membership in the Confederate Air Force, American Legion, and the NRA. He was an honorary alumnus of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Mr. Talley was preceded in death by one sister, Gayle Turnbow, and one brother Robert Talley. Mr. Talley is survived by his wife, Georgia Mae Little Talley of Canadian, TX; his son, Presley Talley and wife Connie of Valrico, FL; two grandsons, Rob Talley and wife Eva, of Valrico, FL; and Ryan Talley of Tampa, FL; and two great grandsons, Will and Ben Talley of Valrico, FL; two sisters, Betty Manning, and Nell Caldwell, both of Oklahoma City, OK; and one brother, Ross Talley of Shawnee, OK. Surviving extended family members include LCDR Mary Ann Bracken of Miliani, HI, Beverly Horton and family of Marshall, AR, and Susan Beard and family of Brady, TX. The family suggests memorials to the Edward Abraham Memorial Home, 803 Birch, Canadian, TX 79014 or Hemphill County Hospice, 1020 S. 4th , Canadian, TX 79014.
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