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Leona "Penny" (Hall) Talley

March 17, 1931 — January 27, 2024

Leona "Penny" (Hall) Talley

Mrs. Leona "Penny" (Hall) Talley, age 92, entered eternity on January 27, 2024 from her home in Eclectic where she resided for many years.

Born on March 17, 1931, Penny was a woman of numerous talents. In the warm months of the year, she could be found cultivating her flower beds or working in her vegetable garden; while in the cooler months, she spent her past time crafting her beautiful creations as a skilled crochetier, seamstress, and quilter.

As matriarch of the family, full of knowledge and experience, her wise counsel was sought by many with a guarantee that she was always right. Penny was an avid reader who believed in constantly exercising one's mind, and a retired stenographer having spent decades in service to New York Life Insurance Company. She was a faithful member of Watson Chapel Congregational Church.

Penny was a beloved mother, grandmother (a/k/a "Mema"), aunt, and friend. She is survived by her two sons, Ronald J. "Ronnie" Talley (Tissie) of Eclectic and Michael W. "Mike" Talley of Elmore; five grandchildren, Brandon M. Talley (Lorri) of Millbrook, Christy Talley-Beasley (Shane) of Central, Brandie Talley-Weaver (Jason) of Millbrook, Becky Talley-Bolt (John) of Central and Tabitha Talley-Rone (Zach) of Montgomery; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Jack M. "Happy Jack" Talley; her parents, Gus and Alton Hall; her two brothers, Rufus Hall and Fred Hall; and one step-grandson, Hunter Hall.

A graveside service will be performed on Friday, February 2, 2024 at 2:00 pm, in Old Watson Chapel Cemetery with Pastor Derek Frost officiating.

Expressions of sympathy may be memorial contributions to the Watson Chapel Cemetery Fund at: Watson Chapel Cemetery Fund, C/O: Ann Swink, 862 Landers Swink Road, Eclectic, AL 36024.

Online condolences may be posted at

Linville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Eclectic, Alabama

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Friday, February 2, 2024

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