May 5, 1937 - May 12, 2019
Evelyn Miller Talley, age 82 and a resident of Pine, died Sunday May 12, 2019 at Tulane Medical Center. She was a longtime member of Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Church that loved her church family and also loved to read her Bible. As a young lady, Evelyn was the manager of Lynn’s Department Store in New Orleans. She later drove a school bus for the Walthal County Schools and also became assistant manager at the Dollar General store in Tylertown before working at the A&P Grocery in Bogalusa. She loved flowers and had her yard planted with beautiful roses and other pretty flowers. Evelyn also loved the holiday season and enjoyed hosting her big family every Thanksgiving and Christmas. Christmas was a favorite because she was able to buy the perfect gifts for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was always a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Survived by: Husband of nearly 58 years: James Hollis Talley of Pine; 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Keith and Nell Talley, Kevin and Shirley Talley all of Pine; 2 Daughters and Sons in law: Kim and Ricky Knight of Thomas, Karen and Kevin Barber of Pine; 11 Grandchildren and Spouses: Jeffrey Talley, Jeremy and Samantha Talley, Tiffany and Randall Hickman, Brandon and Sara Talley, Brandi Talley, Daniel and Samantha Knight, Derrick and Sherayah Knight, Devin Kinght, Ashley and Andrew Driscoll, Nathan and Amber Barber, Jordan Barber and fiancé Breanna Cooksey; 27 Great-grandchildren and an expected great-grandchild; Sisters: Lessie Smith, Jean Miller both of Tylertown; Also numerous nieces, nephews, brothers in law, sisters in law and other family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents Houston Miller and Dixie Rester Miller, a sister Johnnie Mae Smith and brother Alton Miller.
Visitation will be at Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Church on Wednesday May 15th from 5:00 pm until 10:00 pm and after 9:00 am on Thursday. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm Thursday with Rev. Jerry Cox and family members Kevin Barber, Andrew Driscoll and Landon Talley officiating. Burial will follow in the Faith Tabernacle Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Brandon Talley, Jeremy Talley, Jeffrey Talley, Daniel Knight, Derrick Knight, Devin Knight, Nathan Barber, Jordan Barber