Cornie Talley passes away; funeral arrangements

Keep the Talley family in your prayers today;┬áRoger and Kirk Talley’s mother Cornie passed away last night. She was in a nursing home and had been in declining health for some time due to Alzheimer’s.

The visitation will be Thursday at Broome Funeral Home in Rogersville, Tennessee. Funeral services are Friday Evening at Shady Grove Free Will Baptist Church in Whitesburg, Tennessee. Lauren Talley has more information on her blog, here.


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  1. Are you sure Connie is her real name? She and her husband always went by Red and Cornie. I’m not sure what her real name is, but I was not thinking it was Connie. Her nickname was Cornie.

    • Good catch. Their website actually says Cornie; I’ll fix it to the proper name once I find that out. Probably Cornelia or something to that effect, but I don’t want to assume that.

  2. Well, I would never trust anyone’s “Twitter Status” as a source from which to report official news! LOL! That’s how rumors start. I figured you’d be in a position to know because of your work with Crossroads and Talleys. To be honest, I don’t think I have ever heard them called anything but Red and Cornie. I couldn’t tell you their real names if I had to.

    • It was my error. Have you ever seen the studies about how words can be misspelled and we never realize it, since our eyes are tuned to interpolate the expected letters. I was expecting Connie, and since rn looks rather line nn, my eyes interpolated the missing bar. Sorry!

  3. Yeah, I know what you mean. I’ve taken several double takes myself on words that I thought said one thing and it was really another–and made much more sense when I re-read it.

  4. when did connie talley pass away and when did brian free father pass/and the outher people you talked about pass//please let me know as i am a big fan of them and in our singing group we sing lots of there songs//

    • Jim Free passed away on October 4.

      Cornie passed away last night.