Survivors include two daughters, Vickie Tallent, Rome, and Valerie Cook and her husband Rusty, Rome; three grandchildren, Amanda Cook Harris, Ben Cook, and Elise Tallent, all who live in Rome; three great-grandchildren, Emily, Katelyn, and Jack Harris, Rome; brothers Charles Ward and his wife Faye of Austell, Georgia, and Billy Ward, of Buford, Georgia. Several cousins, nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews also survive, as well as a wonderful friend who was her co-worker at WalMart, Gail Neal.
The family will receive friends at Good Shepherd Funeral Home, on Saturday, November 24, 2012, from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. (EST). Graveside services will follow at 3:00 P.M. (EST) the Ward family site at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church in Broomtown, Alabama, with the Reverend Corey Wright officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any memorial contributions be sent to Good Shepherd Funeral Home, 2750 Shorter Avenue, Rome, Georgia, 30165. Parnick Jennings, Sr.’s Good Shepherd Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Tallent was the daughter of the late Millard Harrison Ward, and the late Minnie Annis Dougherty Ward.
Mrs. Tallent was also preceded in death by her oldest brother, Franklin Ward, sisters-in-law Carolyn Ward, Mae Ward, and Annie Louise Ward, and many of her closest friends.