Martha Jean “Fritz” Carter Talley, 86, of Dardanelle died Sunday, April 7, 2013. She was born Jan. 16, 1927, in Little Rock to the late Dr. John L. Carter and Lena Loretta Masters Carter.
She graduated Little Rock Senior High School (now Central) in 1944, then attended Little Rock Junior College from 1944 o 1946, and graduated from Ouachita Baptist College (now University) in 1948. She was a teacher for Mabelvale and Pine Bluff Schools, Draughon’s School of Business, and Lion’s World Services for the Blind.
She was a member of the Dardanelle First Baptist Church. She loved her family, Mt. Nebo, genealogy and going to the Dardanelle Senior Activity Center.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Nevath Vengimon Talley; and four sisters, Edith Modean Carter Hardage, Mary Sue Carter Payne, Helen Carter and Annette Carter “Peanut” Waters.
She is survived by her children, Loretta Talley Stehle and husband David of Benton, Sam Talley of Lonoke, Helen Talley Palacio of Fort Smith, Jonelle Talley Fulmer and husband Dane of Fort Smith, Martin Talley and wife Jo of Lonoke; one sister, Ruth Carter “Doty” Brooks of Texas; nine grandchildren, Nicholas and Lee Ann Stehle of Benton, Jonathan Stehle of Benton, David and Ali Parker of Georgia, Joshua and Cassandra Parker of Fort Smith, Zachary Parker of Russellville, Rachael and Robbie Woodall of Fort Smith, Chances Palacio of Fort Smith, Thomas and Chloe Fulmer of Virginia, Lucas Fulmer of Colorado; seven great-grandchildren, Luke and Joelle Stehle, Makinzey, David and Noah Woodall, William Fulmer and Riley Parker.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Brother Mike Smith officiating. Burial will be in Brearley Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 118 South 2nd St., Dardanelle, AR 72834; or to the Dardanelle Senior Activity Center, 701 North 5th, Dardanelle, AR 72834.
Online guest book: www.cornwellfuneralhome.com .