Clarence Talley Jr.

Clarence Marvin “C.M” Talley Jr., affectionately known to family and friends as “Bug,” age 72, of Copperhill, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2019. 

Bug was born in McCaysville to the late Clarence Marvin Talley Sr. and Frances Reathel Killion Talley. He worked at Cities Service Company in the Railroad Department. He was a member of the Mt. Zion (Tumbling Creek) Baptist Church. 

He was preceded in death by sister, Gwendolyn Talley; mother-in-law, Rhoda Deal; brothers-in-law, Robert Barnes, Cecil Deal, George Deal, Conrad Deal and wife Debra Deal and Willard Cantrell; and sister-in-law, Margaret Deal.

He was survived by his wife, Mary Louise Talley of the home; son, Aaron Talley of Copperhill; father-in-law, the Rev. Lloyd Deal; sister, Billie Jean Barnes of Copperhill; brothers-in-law, Alex (Angie) Deal, Richard (Stacey) Deal, Carlton (Rita) Deal, Randy (Sharon) Deal and Leroy Deal; sisters-in-law, Marilyn (Gerald) Payne, Kathleen (Jimmy) Payne, Glenda Deal and Dora Jean (Larry) Shippey.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 31, 2019, from the Mt. Zion “Tumbling Creek” Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Payne, the Rev. Gerald Payne, the Rev. Clifton Patterson and the Rev. Lamar O’Neal officiating. Music was by Alex and Angie Deal and the Mt. Zion “Tumbling Creek” Youth Choir. Pallbearers included, Matthew Deal, Jesse Deal, Adam Deal, Cory Deal, Daniel Deal, Trevis Deal, Will Gourley and Bradley Ballew. 

Interment followed in the church cemetery with scripture at the graveside by Little Lloyd Payne. Condolences to the family may be sent online to www.akinsfuneralhome.com. 

Akins Funeral Home of Copperhill was in charge of the arrangements.

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