Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
December 19, 2011 11:41 am EST


CHARLOTTE, N.C. — J.L. Tallent Jr., 68, of Charlotte, N.C., passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 14, 2011, at his residence.

He was born Dec. 11, 1943, in Athens, Tenn., to the late J.L. and Dorothy (Williams) Tallent Sr.

J.L. is survived by his wife, Rose M. Tallent; daughter, Regina (Harold) Kean of Bladensburg; brothers, Leroy Tallent of North Carolina and Ottis Eugene Tallent of Florida; a sister, Mary Ann Sheffey of Tennessee; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, all of Knox County.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Shella Marie Tallent; a brother, Johnny Williams Tallent; and a stepson, Darrell Griffith.

There will be no calling hours. Private family burial in Amity Cemetery will be held this week. The Dilley-Lasater Funeral Homes are handling the funeral arrangements for the Tallent family.

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