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Mr. Edwin Jerome "Jerry" Talley, 70, of Calhoun, departed this life Monday, March 27, 2017, at his home.
Jerry was born March 18, 1947, in Calhoun, a son of the late Elroy Judson and OmaLee Stone Talley. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Brannon Talley.
Jerry worked 38 years for Norfolk Southern Railway in the communication and signal department. He loved gardening, fishing and beekeeping. He was a great husband, father and grandfather.
Mr. Edwin Jerome "Jerry" Talley is survived by his wife, Helen Dooley Talley, and would have celebrated 48 years of marriage on June 28, 2017; children, Kim (Keith) Durham of Lyerly, Jeremy Talley of Savannah, Sarah (Frank III) Percy of Dalton; grandchildren, Matthew Stanfield, Wyatt Stanfield, Nathan Durham, Tara Durham, Brett Percy, Lily Kaye Percy, Cohen Percy, Jackson Percy, Annie Bea Percy; great-grandchildren, Katie White, Eddie White, Haley White, Brian Durham, Josh Durham; brother, Blaine and Donna Talley of Resaca; sisters-in-law, Phyliss (Londell) Wigley of Calhoun, Sharon Angland of Adairsville; brothers-in-law, Trammell (Mary) Dooley of Sugar Valley, Bob (Etta Mae) Dooley of Dalton, Ray Dooley of Resaca; many nieces and nephews.
Services to celebrate the life of Mr. Edwin Jerome "Jerry" Talley are Thursday at 3 p.m. from Ponders Calhoun Chapel with the Rev. Rick Langston officiating. He will be laid to rest at Hill City Baptist Church Cemetery with Matthew Stanfield, Wyatt Stanfield, Brett Percy, Nathan Durham, Kent Thomas, Bill Talley, George Hutchison and Dale Swafford serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be all employees of Norfolk Southern Railway, especially the employees of the communication and signal department, Kailyn Thomas and Seth Talley.
Military graveside rites will be provided by American Legion Post 112 of Dalton.
The family will receive friends at Ponders Calhoun Chapel from 6 to 9 p.m. today and after 11 a.m. Thursday until the service hour.
Ponders Calhoun Chapel, 675 Jolly Road, Calhoun, is in charge of arrangments; (706) 625-7577.
Published on March 28, 2017
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