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C. Hunter Talley, III

September 10, 1947 — January 22, 2024

C. Hunter Talley, III

A Celebration of Life for C. Hunter Talley, III., 76, of Bastrop, LA, will be at  2:00 PM Thursday, February 1, 2024, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home Monroe with Rev. Eugene Brown and Rev. Ken Richmond officiating. 

Hunter was born on September 10, 1947 in Greenwood, MS. He passed away on January 22, 2024 in Baton Rouge, LA with his youngest daughter holding his hand. He enjoyed raising Hunter T’s beagles, visiting with his McDonald’s coffee group in Bastrop and keeping the staff of the Bastrop Walmart on their toes. Having grown up in a musical family, Hunter not only sang, but he played several musical instruments. One of his greatest joys was listening to his daughters sing. He joined the Masterworks Adult Choir to sing with his daughter, Holly. And he proudly attended Teen Talent events to watch his daughter, Julianne, perform. Hunter was a retired insurance agent that spent the majority of his career with Security Plan Life. He was a 1965 graduate of Crossett High School. He attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello, where he was a member of Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity. 

He is preceded in death by parents, Clifton Hunter Talley, Jr. and Esther Hopson Talley; and brother, William “Bill” Watson, Jr.

Survivors include: his two daughters, Holly Kristine Talley and Julianne R. Medina Diaz; wife Zela Barthol Talley and her children, Travis Steven Eppinette (Cynthia) and Secret Lee West; two sisters, Lucy Talley Stevens and Sue T. Hellums; three grandchildren, Adrien L. Medina (Leah), Miguel R. Medina, Jadanne R. Diaz; two step-grandchildren, Destiny Hickman, and Sela Mayberry; and one great-granddaughter, Ava Jewel Medina; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends. 

Honorary pallbearers will be his nephews: Bill Watson, Eric Stevens, James K. Hellums, Joel Stevens, and Jason Watson; nieces: Lisa Stevens Woody and Amber Fresen.

Memorials may be made to Military Family Assistance Fund. Donations can be mailed to: LA Department of Veterans Affairs, ATTN: MFA Donation, PO Box 94095, Baton Rouge, LA 70804. Or made online at: https://www.vetaffairs.la.gov/how-to-help/

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the medical and nursing staffs of Rapides Regional Medical Center; Baton Rouge General, especially in ICU-C; Center Point Healthcare and Rehabilitation of Baton Rouge; and Clarity Hospice of Baton Rouge.

Visitation will be from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM Thursday, February 1, 2024, at Mulhearn Funeral Home Monroe.

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Thursday, February 1, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Mulhearn Funeral Home - Monroe

2308 Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA 71203

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Celebration of Life

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Mulhearn Funeral Home - Monroe

2308 Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA 71203

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