The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


October 4, 2013

Anna Talley

The funeral for Anna Marie Talley, 61, of Athens will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at McConnell Funeral Home with the Rev. Jaina Anderson, the Rev. David Palmer and the Rev. Charles Baggett officiating. Burial will be at Roselawn Cemetery.

Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at McConnell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Talley died Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at home.

She was born Oct. 6, 1951, in Limestone County to James Henry Thornton and Lois Patterson Thornton. She graduated from Athens High School in 1969. Mrs. Talley worked for the Alabama Department of Corrections before retiring in 2013. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Athens.

She was preceded in death by her father, James Henry Thornton, and her mother, Lois Patterson Thornton.

Survivors include her husband. Rodney Talley of Athens; her son, Jason Talley and wife Lindsey of Crossville, Tenn.; her daughter, Kerri Beth Owens and husband Jayme Owens of Elkmont; a sister, Bonnie Chambers of Athens; two nephews, Reid Chambers of Auburn and Evan Chambers of Birmingham; and one granddaughter, Mikayla Talley.

Pallbearers will be Bryan Cowart, Darwin Halbrooks, Richard Stover, Timothy tenBerge, Lloyd Wallace and David J. Wise.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Limestone County, American Cancer Society or First Presbyterian Church.

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