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Ruth Talley

Ruth Talley 91, of Fernandina Beach, Fla. passed away on Friday July 20, 2018 at the Warner Center for Caring. She was born on Sept. 17, 1926 in Wilmington, Del. to the late Roy G. and Mildred E. Thompson Lynam. Mrs. Talley worked as an accountant and bookkeeper for various companies from 1945 until her retirement in 1981. She and her husband, William S. Talley, moved to Hayesville in 1981 where she was an active member of Ledford’s Methodist Chapel, playing piano and organ. She was a two-time breast cancer survivor. She and her husband moved to Fernandina Beach in 2001 and Ruth enjoyed needle-working, cross-stitching and embroidery.

In addition to her parents she is pre-deceased by her husband, William, who passed away in 2003, her brothers, Bobby and Ralph Lynam, a grandson, Cody Sherwood in 2007 and granddaughter, Mary Mahek. Mrs. Talley leaves behind her children, Paul W. Sherwood, Jr. and his wife, Debbie, of Bear, Del.; Dale W. Sherwood and his wife, Gayle, of Fernandina Beach; a stepdaughter, Lynn D. Mahek, of Claymont, Del.; a sister, Ann Lambert, of Wilmington, Del. as well as several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. 

There will be no local services. The family asks that donations be made, in her memory to the DONNA Foundation, 1762 Marco Beach Drive, #6, Jacksonville, Fla. 32244 or Ledford’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 78 Ledford’s Chapel Rd., Hayesville, N.C. 28904.

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Mailing Address: PO Box 483, Hayesville, NC 28904
Physical Address: 43 Main Street, Hayesville, NC 28904
Phone: 828-389-8431
Fax: 828-389-9997