Russell Calvin Tallent

Published 8:48 am Monday, July 17, 2023

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Russell Calvin Tallent, 78, of Advance, N.C. departed this world on July 10, 2023.

Russell was born on March 7, 1945, in Rutherfordton, son of the late Martin Robert Tallent and Lillie (Calloway) Tallent. He was also preceded in death by: his loving wife, Lillian Elois (Richardson) Tallent; a brother, Robert Lee Tallent; sisters, Francis Hamilton, Margaret Garretson, Marie Mullis, Betty Jean Foste; and a granddaughter, Renee Becraft Hildreth.

Russell chose a career in the construction industry where he worked for many years. He faithfully attended Redland Pentecostal Holiness Church. In his free time he enjoyed fishing, honeybees, building porch swings & just being in the outdoors.

Survivors: 2 daughters, Joy Nichols (Bill) of Advance, and Karen Piscitelli Morton of Clayton; a brother, James Marshall of Yadkinville; a sister, Nadine Spillman of Cooleemee; 4 grandchildren, Curtis Clements of Virginia, James Clements of Raleigh, Ronnie Becraft of Wake Forest, and Billy Tuttle of Lexington; a host of step-great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

On Wednesday, July 12, a visitation for Russell was held at Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville. Following visitation, at 2 p.m., Pastor David Richardson officiated the funeral service.  Russell was laid to rest in Fork Baptist Church Cemetery.