Grace Tallent

Grace Tallent (Yonce)

Tuesday, June 17th, 1924 - Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
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Grace Yonce Norton Tallent, 95, of Franklin, passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

Born in Macon Co, Grace was the daughter of the late Osborne and Ida Willis Yonce. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Norton; her second husband, Bob Tallent; daughter, Marcia Clanton; sister, Nell Pannell and three brothers, J.D., Carl and Gene Yonce.

Grace grew up during the Depression era in a large family and was part of the Greatest Generation. She left home after graduating high school and lived in Asheville and Charlotte before working in Newport News, VA during WWII as part of the war effort. Grace loved reading and poems. She especially loved flowers and gardening. Grace enjoyed people and she could always find good in others. She loved to laugh and tell stories to family and friends. She was a devoted mother, sister, grandmother and Christian. Her greatest joy was her faith. She was the oldest member of Windy Gap Baptist Church.

She is survived by four children, Pat Tippett, Myra Holland, Tim Tallent and Ronnie Norton; three brothers, Bill, Paul and Harold Yonce all of Murphy; nine grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 2 PM, Friday, April 3rd at Windy Gap Baptist Church. Rev. Mark Bishop will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Grandsons will serve as Pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 1-2 PM, prior to the service at the church.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and out of respect for the family’s safety and yours, we ask that social distancing be practiced during this time.

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, April 3rd, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Friday, April 3rd, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Windy Gap Baptist Church
    1111 Windy Gap Road
    Franklin, NC 28734
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  • Funeral Service

    Friday, April 3rd, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Friday, April 3rd, 2020 2:00pm
    Windy Gap Baptist Church
    1111 Windy Gap Road
    Franklin, NC 28734
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Windy Gap Baptist Cemetery
    1111 Windy Gap Road
    FRANKLIN, NC 28734
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Nancy Tallent Smith

Posted at 11:32am
To my cousins, my sympathies. I'll always remember Aunt Grace's smile though I didn't get to know her well in my growing up years in Franklin. You are in my heart and prayers. I sent a card to Pat but it was returned by post office. Love to the entire family. Nancy Tallent Smith

Tommy Fouts

Posted at 06:12pm
Ron, Pat, Myra, Tim and all the Tallent Family, we are so sorry to hear of Aunt Grace’s passing. We have wonderful memories of Uncle Bob and Aunt Grace. We loved Aunt Grace and she will be missed. Tommy and Shirley Fouts

Dixie Mason

Posted at 10:16am
Dear Pat and Family, so sorry to hear about Grace's passing .I remember Granny Mason and Grace fixing beans on the porch We all loved Grace
I pray for each one of you for strength and may the Lord embrace you and carry you through this sad time, We will see her again!

Nadine Rowland

Posted at 12:14am
I always remembered Grace & Pat. I considered them as good friends even though we lost contact over the years .Grace was always so sweet & thoughtful. My condolences to the family You are in my prayers. Nadine Rowland


Jessie Wilson

Posted at 09:29pm
My thoughts and prayers are with the family!

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