LAWNDALE- Margaret Ethel Yancey Tallent, 80, of 1246 Belwood-Lawndale Rd. in Lawndale, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014, at White Oak Manor in Shelby.
Born November 3, 1933, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Clarence Yancey and Sara Pearl Grigg Yancey. She was retired from Drexel Heritage Furniture Plant Five in Morganton and was a member of Olive Grove Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Junior Tallent; sister, Dona Walker; five half brothers; and four half sisters.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, John (Doc) Tallent and Linda Morris Tallent of Shelby; two grandchildren, James Edwin Tallent and Holly Tallent; one great grandson, Hunter Tallent; two brothers, J.C. Yancey of Morganton and Gene Ritchie of Conover; one sister, Helen Walker of Casar; and one half sister.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 11a.m., Monday, June 30, 2014, at Stamey Funeral Home.
Funeral service: Monday, 11 a.m. at Stamey Funeral Home Chapel
Officiated by: Rev. Terrill Crump
Burial: Will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Park.
Funeral home: Stamey Funeral Home is serving the family.
Memorials: Olive Grove Baptist Church 6418 Casar Rd. Casar, NC 28020.
Online condolences: www.stameyfuneralhome.com