Mr. Herman Cleophas Talton, 93, died Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at his home with his children by his side. Visitation was held Monday, March 11, 2019 from noon to 1:30 p.m. followed by the funeral serivce at 2 p.m. at Piney Grove Chapel Baptist Church, 4440-A Piney Grove Road, Angier, NC 27501. Burial followed at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, 1621 N. Broad St., Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526. Pastor Timmy Blair Sr. officiated the services.
Cle was born Oct. 17, 1925, in Pikeville, N.C., to the late Wiley Herman Talton and Nora Ida Herring Talton. He was preceded in death by his soulmate of 35 years, Ruby Lee Partin Talton, whom he loved dearly. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, James Talton, Dick Talton, and Eugene Talton, as well as his sisters, Irene Kuck and Louise Smith.
He leaves behind to mourn his passing sons, Sheron (Judy), Lee Von (Glenda), Bobby (Brenda), and Billy (Dawn); daughter, Connie Talton Ritter (Gilbert); sister, Margie Davis; 17 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren; and one grand-kitty (Connie and Gilbert).
Cle was raised on a farm helping his parents crop tobacco. He left the family farm when he joined the U.S. Army on June 27, 1944. Her served in WWII until he was wounded in Germany and was awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal. He then returned home and married his sweetheart Ruby. They settled down in Fuquay, began tenant farming and raising their five children. His passion was farming with his wife by his side. During the farming years, he raised pigs and chickens. He loved his family, always led a Christian life, and worked hard to provide the best for them. After Ruby passed in June of 1981, he gave up farming since he no longer had her by his side. Later he decided to begin carpentry work helping to build houses until his health declined and he could no longer stand for long periods of time. He then began raising black Angus cows on his farm and they were his pets. He loved feeding them and watching them graze the land. Later in life, Cle also enjoyed watching the birds out of his back window and watching his flower garden bloom. He was blessed to live a healthy life and have a loving family who will miss him dearly.
Services provided by Rachels Family Funeral Home.