Irene Harris Talley
  • 91 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 23, 1922
  • Date of passing: Jun 26, 2014
Let the memory of Irene be with us forever

Irene Harris Talley, 91, a long-time resident of Granville Co. passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Universal Health Care in Oxford.

A native of Vance Co., she was the daughter of the late Frank Harris and Kate Stevenson Harris. She was a charter member of Delrayno Baptist Church and worked at Touch of Class in Oxford for many years.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Delrayno Baptist Church by Rev. D.L. Page. Burial will be held in Elmwood Cemetery in Oxford.

Surviving are a son William G. Talley,III and wife Carolyn M. Talley of Oxford, a granddaughter Lisa A. Mize, four grandsons, Gray and Daniel Talley and Keith and Larry Adcock, a step granddaughter, Gwen McKay, ten great grandchildren, and one great-great grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Gray Talley Jr. and a daughter, Linda Talley Whitt.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Delrayno Baptist Church, 1315 College Street, Oxford, NC 27565.

Visitation will be held Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 10:00-11:00 AM, prior to the service, in the sanctuary of Delrayno Baptist Church.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Cathy Morris-Clary on 30th June 2014

"I have known Mrs. Irene all of my life. I knew her when I went to Delrayno with my G'mother Mrs. Alice Bottoms. They were very close friends until my G'mother passed. I also remember Mr. Talley. They are together now sining in heaven with our Lord. RIP."

This tribute was added by Dale Williams on 29th June 2014

"These were the words to one of the songs we sang today at my church.  

"Jesus, draw me ever nearer as I labor thro' the storm.  You have called me to this passage and I'll follow tho' I'm worn.

May this journey bring a blessing, may I rise on wings of faith, and at the end of my heart's testing with your likeness let me wake.

Jesus guide me thro' the tempest, keep my spirit staid and sure.  When the midnight meets the morning, let me love you even more.

Let the treasures of the trial form within me as I go, and at the end of this long passage let me leave them at your throne."

They made me think of Mrs. Talley and all of the years that I've known her.  I'm sure she had a wealth of treasures to lay at the throne and now she has woken with His likeness.

She was my Sunday School teacher when I was 5 and has had a special place in my heart ever since then.  I was blessed to be able to "see" her via FaceTime the last time my parents went to visit her in the nursing home a month or two ago.  

May you all find comfort in the arms of the savior whom she loved so dearly and who now holds her in the palm of His hand.  My deepest sympathy to all of her family."

This tribute was added by Nancy Dickerson on 29th June 2014

"Mrs. Talley was such a kind and sweet lady!  I remember her working at Cato's many years ago.  She was always so cheerful and made you feel so welcome when you came in the store!  She will be missed by her family and friend's, her church family and all the people she has met over the years and they will remember how she touched their lives in some way!  Rest in Peace Mrs. Talley!"

This tribute was added by janice lyon on 26th June 2014

"I remember Mrs. Talley when she and I worked at the Cato's store in Oxford in 1962  when it first opened.. At that time I was 16 years old and that was my first job.  She taught me so much.  I have thought of her often over the years as I moved away. She was truly a special lady and I know you all  will miss her very much.  May God be with you all in this time of sorrow."

This tribute was added by Ruby Finch on 26th June 2014

"Irene Harris Talley - a true servant of God who touched so many lives.   There must be much rejoicing in Heaven with Irene and her family and friends who have gone before her.  I loved Irene so much ... I treasure the posted photo she gave me on our last visit together in her home.  We had a special time together that day...and she will live on in my heart forever.
My sincerest sympathy to all the family."

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