Graham Franklin Talley




Fuquay-Varina- Graham Franklin Talley, 90, died on May 19, 2018. Graham was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Talley and Ethel Hudson Talley, his wife Elizabeth Turner Talley, and his brother Ray Talley.

Graham is survived by his wife Jean Pritchett Talley; sons Dennis Talley of Fuquay-Varina, NC and David Talley (Betsy) of Raleigh, NC; stepdaughters Anne Johnson (Joe) of Rocky Mount, NC, Lynn Dowler (Craig) of Sanford, NC, and Robin Russell (Lance) of Fuquay-Varina, NC; grandsons Dr. Brad Talley (Robin) of Jacksonville, FL, Greg Talley (Julia) of Sapulpa, OK, Eric Talley (Gillian) of Fuquay-Varina, NC; granddaughter Amanda Leggette (Adam) of Fuquay-Varina, NC; great grandchildren Morgan Talley, Carson Talley, Kate Talley, Miles Leggette, Graham Leggette, and Cailyn Talley; nine step grandchildren; and his sister-in-law, Gwennie Talley of Virgilina, VA.

Graham was born in Virgilina, VA on September 2, 1927. He served in the United States Army at the end of World War II. He was Superintendent of Contour Mining for United States Steel Corporation and retired in 1985 after 32 years of service. During his working career he lived in Bramwell, WV and Bluefield, VA. After retirement Graham relocated to Fuquay-Varina to be near his family. He was an active member of Fuquay-Varina Baptist Church, where he served as a life deacon. His hobbies included gardening, cooking for church and civic organizations, and spending time with friends and family.

A service to celebrate his life will be held on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Fuquay-Varina Baptist Church, 301 N. Woodrow Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC. The family will receive friends at 12:00 p.m. at Fuquay-Varina Baptist Church.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be sent to Transitions Hospice, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.