Jan. 28, 2023
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.


Jan. 28, 2023
2 p.m.


Jan. 28, 2023

Cecil A. Tallent, 87, of Morganton, NC went home to be with His Lord and Savior, Saturday, January 21, 2023. Born on July 20, 1935, he was the son of the late Peter and Bessie Tallent. Cecil was a member of Mt. Home Baptist Church where he was a deacon for many years and was very active in the church when he was able. Cecil loved his church and seeing people come to the Lord and being saved. He was very fond of the Revs. Jerry Gamble, Clyde Bearden, and David Orders. He served in the US Army from 1954 to 1956 in Orléans, France and Germany. While he was in Europe serving in the Army, he played baseball. Cecil was always a New York Yankee’s fan; Mickey Mantle was his hero. After his time in the service, Cecil, retired after 36 years from SGL Great Lakes Carbon where he served as an officer in the local union. He also volunteered at Autumn Care Nursing Home where he taught Sunday School for a number of years.

Cecil is survived by his daughter, Jane Tallent; grandson, Corporal Cameron Tallent USMC; sisters-in-law, Mary Tallent and Kathryn Bess; many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Cecil was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Judy Duckworth Tallent; brothers, Clyde, Alton, Thad, Forrest Tallent; sisters, Frances Carpenter and Hazel Dennehy.

The family will receive friends from 1pm-2pm Saturday, January 28, 2023 at Mt. Home Baptist Church. The funeral will be held in the church at 2pm with the Revs. Jerry Gamble and David Orders officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the NC National Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Home Baptist Church.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at Medi-Home Hospice for their excellent care and compassion shown to Cecil.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Cecil was a friend of mine for many years. A strong man of God. I used to serve with him on the visitation team and in the men's group.

—John Herron
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My life has been made better because of you Cec! What a joy and honor to be able to care for you and know you!

—Maddison Noyes
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Cecil always had a pleasant word for me every time I came in contact with him. Our prayers are with Family. We loved Cecil.

—Benny & Barbara Childers
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Thank you for your service young man. God Bless and God's speed!

—David Buchanan

It was a great pleasure to go to church each Sunday and shake Cecil’s hand and the kids loved the little piece of candy that he would often give to the children. You will be missed my friend but I will see you again one of these days. My prayers are with this family and all his mourning friends at this time of bereavement

—Michael dellinger

Cecil was a true friend and a Christian man who loved the Lord and his family. The class of 53 sends our sympathy to the family.

—Reba Reece