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Allen Rodney Talley, age 76,

Allen Rodney Talley, age 76, of Bigelow, Arkansas was called home to be with his Heavenly Father in the early morning hours on the 23rd day of December 2021. Born on the 10th Day of March, 1945 in the city of Houston, Arkansas to his mother Iris Violet (Freeman) Jones and his father James Verlon Talley.

On the 22nd day of March, 1965, Allen married Ellen Raye (Harness) Talley who was the love of his life and remained side by side, hand in hand with one another 56 years later until his very last breath. Allen was a retired Sheet Metal Worker of 42 years and member of the Sheet Metal Workers International Association Local 36. Allen was preceded in death by his father James Verlon Talley, his mother Iris Violet (Freeman) Jones, and his sister Yvonna Jean Wise. Allen was survived by his wife, Ellen Raye (Harness) Talley, their sons Stephen and Jonathan Talley, grandchildren Jayden and Ethan Talley, sisters Patricia Brown, Linda Oaks, Winona Dick, and Marilyn Jones, brothers George Talley and Ronnie Fawbush. Memorial services to celebrate the life of Allen will be held in the Harmony Community on Highway 10 at the Harmony Baptist Church led by Brother Tony Harris at a future date.

Cremation arrangements are under the trusted direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.

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  • Linda Harness Posted December 25, 2021 6:02 PM

    Allen Talley “is” a faithful man of Christ. I say is and not was, as Allen is alive in Christ for eternity. I celebrate Allen’s life knowing he is in Heaven. Allen and Ellen a beautiful married couple and the example of true love! Allen, a man who always reached out to others in any way he could. A soft spoken man, who in my presence, never spoke an unkind word. Allen is missed from this world.

  • Kim Fryer Posted December 26, 2021 8:27 AM

    A Servant of Christ through & through. It was an honor to know him. He was a big part of the Harmony church family. Prayers of Peace & comfort to Ellen & the Family, in Christ Jesus forevermore…

  • James Harness Posted December 26, 2021 1:33 PM

    Allen was a wonderful man and brother- in- law. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him especially his family and church. His faith in God was filled with love and he cherished his faith in his Lord and Saviour knowing he was always there when he needed him.

  • Chad Harness Posted December 27, 2021 4:57 PM

    Uncle Allen was a good and faithful man who lived a life of devotion to his family and The Lord. I was blessed to know him and call him my uncle. He will be missed but not forgotten.

  • Mary Harris Posted December 27, 2021 8:10 PM

    I was so blessed to meet Allen and Ellen at Harmony Church. I was so impressed to see what a kind, compassionate man he is. God’s Word tells us in Revelation 21:4 that God will wipe away all tears from our eyes and there will be no more death or crying, and there shall be no more pain. What a wonderful promise and there will be a glad reunion day when we see our loved ones again. .I pray God’s Peace and Comfort surround you today and in the coming days .Love and prayers, Mary Harris

  • Vicki McClendon Posted December 28, 2021 12:16 PM

    Allen was a wonderful husband to my sister and a solid rock for our mother. I will always remember Mom never had to ask more than once and how he grew a tremendous garden for himself and his wife so he could share with his entire community, church and family members. That garden was more for the church than for himself. This is who he was to all people.

  • Ronda Elliott Posted December 29, 2021 7:38 PM

    Allen lived his Christian life by example. He was always the neighbor you could depend on. He visited the sick, reached out to help those in need and was always willing to do for others. He will be missed. Heavens gain is our loss. Much love to Ellen and the family.

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