Julia  Talley

Graveside Service

11:00 am
Wednesday, July 12, 2023
Sumter Cemetery
700 W Oakland Ave
Sumter, South Carolina, United States

Obituary of Julia Talley

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Julia Motte Lawrence Talley, 95, widow of Marshall Talley, died Saturday, July 8, 2023, peacefully at her home. Born in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Julius Motte Lawrence and Lillie Nay Harrison Lawrence. Mrs. Talley was a graduate of Edmunds High School, Winthrop College, and Stanford University School of Physical Therapy. She worked at the Woodrow Rehabilitation Center in Virginia where she met and married her husband of sixty years Marshall Talley. They raised their family and happily resided in Sumter the remainder of their lives. She was an active member of First Baptist Church where she taught Adult Sunday School for many years. Julia taught Anatomy and Physiology at the Tuomey Hospital School of Nursing until it closed. She later taught science and chemistry at Furman High School and then taught sixth grade at Alice Drive Elementary School until Wilson Hall was established. She was one of the original six teachers at Wilson Hall where she retired. She served on the board of the Salvation Army and Wilson Hall and was a charter member of the fun Tuesday/Thursday Club. Julia will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She cherished the times spent together with her family at Santee and the beach. Surviving are two sons, Lynn Talley (Donna) and Motte Talley and a daughter, Carol Talley (Al); four grandchildren, Lauren, Sarah Lynn, Rebecca, and Will Talley; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a beloved son, Kevin Talley. The family would like to thank Amedisys Hospice, Visiting Angels and especially Al Gibson for the wonderful, compassionate care they provided Mrs. Talley. Graveside services will be held at 11 A.M. Wednesday in the Sumter Cemetery with Dr. Bob Calvert officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 107 E. Liberty Street, Sumter, SC 29150, to the Salvation Army, P. O. Box 2229, Sumter, SC 29151, to Wilson Hall, 520 Wilson Hall Road, Sumter, SC 29150, or to the Sumter SPCA, 1140 S. Guignard Drive, Sumter, SC 29150. Online condolences may be made at www.sumterfunerals.com Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.
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