James Lee Tallent, 71, of Kingsland, passed away Sunday, January 3, 2016 at his residence.
Born February 25, 1944 in Laurel, MS, he was the son of the late Virgil Lee Tallent, Sr, and the late Minnie Faye Strickland Tallent. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Leon Tallent, and sisters, Meada Nicholson and Debra Pullin.
Mr. Tallent had been a resident of Camden County for the past 20 years. He was retired from Zell’s Corporation with 32 years of service, and was the owner and operator of The Closet Factory in Jacksonville, FL. Following his retirement, his time was spent with his wife, daughter, and granddaughter whom he adored. Mr. Tallent was a member, financial officer, and deacon of the First Baptist Church of St. Marys. His hobbies included driving his Hot Rods, and Harley Davidson.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at the First Baptist Church of St. Marys at 2:00 pm, with Pastor Steve Kegley officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. The family received friends Wednesday, evening from 6 pm to 8 pm at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys.
Pallbearers: Larry Jenkins, Randy Jenkins, Roger Whitehouse, Douglas Manning, Sonny Stewart, Bobby Mitchell, Nicholas Ayres, and Randy Kennison. Honorary: Lester Godwin, Latrelle Brewer, and Conrad Carlson.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Gail Tallent, and daughter, Leslie Tallent Ritter(Jeffrey) of Kingsland; siblings, Joyce Hammond (Leon) of Hurley, MS, David Tallent (Jamesetta) of Ocean Springs, MS, Mary Jeanne Godwin (Lester) of Lilburn, Ga, Johnny Faye Brewer (Latrelle) of Dothan, AL, Ann Brown (Darryl) o f Biloxi, MS, Lee Tallent (Donna) of Lawrenceville, Ga, and Leo Tallent of Pascagoula, MS; Granddaughter, Hannah Gail Ritter of Demorest, Ga, and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family requests memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Tallent be made to the American Cancer Association.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.