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Ruth Talley

Ruth Talley

September 17, 1926 - July 20, 2018     Age: 91

Ruth Talley 91, of Fernandina Beach passed away on Friday July 20, 2018 at the Warner Center for Caring.

She was born on September 17, 1926 in Wilmington, Delaware 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, North Carolina 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, Delaware, Dale W. Sherwood and his wife, Gayle, of Fernandina Beach, Florida; a step daughter, Lynn D. Mahek of Claymont, Delaware; a sister, Ann Lambert of Wilmington, Delaware 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, Florida  32244 or Ledford’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 78 Ledford’s Chapel Rd. , Hayesville, North Carolina  28904.

3 Condolences

  • Rodney and Deanna Lynam Posted July 24, 2018 9:48 am

    We were sorry to hear of the Home-going of Aunt Ruth. We have wonderful memories of visiting with her through the years at the Keys, in Brooksville, in Hayesville and when she was in Hilliard. “The LORD will give strength unto His people; the LORD will bless His people with peace.” Psalm 29:11. May the LORD bless you all with peace knowing we will see Aunt Ruth again in Heaven, because of trusting in Jesus as Saviour. Love, Rodney and Deanna Lynam

  • Sue Hughes Posted July 25, 2018 3:09 pm

    I was so sorry to hear about Aunt Ruth’s passing. I have fond memories of visiting with her in Big Pine Key and a couple of times she visited with Mom up here in Delaware. Thankful for the hope we have of seeing her again in heaven. “But I will sing of your strength; I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning. For you have been to me a fortress and a refuge in the day of my distress. O my Strength, I will sing praises to you, for you, O God, are my fortress, the God who shows me steadfast love.” (Psalm 59:16-17) Love, Bill & Sue Hughes

  • Joan M Fitzgerald Posted August 13, 2018 2:54 pm

    Aunt Ruth was a beautiful lady. She had the heart and soul of an angel. She led a full life and s wonderful life. I loved her to the moon and back. Each time I called her, she’d say “who is this”, I told her, her favorite niece and she would say “this is Joanie”. She is now making heaven a better place❤❤❤

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