Shirley Martin

July 31, 1936January 12, 2021

Shirley Ann (Talley) Martin went to be with her Lord and Savior January 12, 2021 surrounded by her family.

Affectionately known as Nonnie, she loved to work in her yard, feed her birds, send cards and was very active until her health started declining. She was still able to talk on the phone and keeping up with her beloved Class of ’54, her Sunday School Class and putting on earrings each and every day.

She was a member of Geyer Springs First Baptist Church.

She was predeceased by her parents, John W. ”Bill” Talley and Lee Ella Kilburn Talley, brothers John W Talley II, James Lee Talley and sister Betty Jean Talley. She is survived by her daughter, Shyrll Bryant (Kevin), her grandson whom she adored, Blake Bryant (Hannah), friend/caregiver Janie Stroder; niece Billie Garlin (Troy), nephews John Talley (Marcy) and Scott Talley (Suzie), along with several great and great-great nieces and nephews.

We would like to thank the Staff of Heart Hospital and Hospice Homecare for the excellent care she received. Services will be at Geyer Springs First Baptist church Friday, January 15, 2021 at 2pm Visitation will begin at 1pm Burial will follow at Martin Cemetery. Bro. Max Pyron will be Officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Lynn Griffis, Gene Farrish, Dennis Quattlebaum and Bill Brady. Pallbearers will be Larry Hunter, Austin Evans, Doug Gwatney, Mark Witherspoon, Mike Bates and Tim King.


  • Larry Hunter, Active Pallbearer
  • Austin Evans, Active Pallbearer
  • Doug Gwatney, Active Pallbearer
  • Mark Witherspoon, Active Pallbearer
  • Mike Bates, Active Pallbearer
  • Tim King, Active Pallbearer
  • Bill Brady, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Dennis Quattlebaum, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Lynn Griffis, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Gene Farrish, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Friday, January 15, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, January 15, 2021

  • Burial

    Friday, January 15, 2021


Shirley Martin

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mary alice tatom maulden

January 18, 2021

was in school with her,

Emily Talley

January 15, 2021


Your mom was a little girl when Uncle Junior and I got married. One of the things I remember was we made donuts one time and put what we didn't eat for breakfast in a paper sack. Your mom wanted to take them with us on a sleigh ride. The moisture from the donuts caused a hole in the paper sack and they fell out and your moms dog Blondie ate them.

We talked several times a week on the phone after I moved to Arkadelphia. We shared recipes and kept up with each other. I will sure miss talking to her every week. I have prayed for her every day. I'm praying for you too.

Love and prayers,
Aunt Emma (Emily Talley)

Kathy Hightower

January 15, 2021

Shirley worked for my parents at Dailey's Office Furniture for years. She was like family. She was at the front desk and always had a smile on her face. She was so special. I know you will miss her but you have great memories to fall back on.
Love, Kathy Dailey Hightower and Ray

Dr. Edgar N. (Eddie) Sutton

January 15, 2021

Shyrll and Family, Shirley Ann has been like family to me all our lives. We all grew up together. She recently sent me a picture
of her 3rd birthday party that both Martha and I attended. She
was a sweet Christian lady and I have so many great memories
of her and the Talley family. I am so sorry I cannot attend the
funeral service but I will be praying. Take comfort in knowing
she is now with our Lord Jesus Christ. God bless you all. Eddie

Debra Redding

January 14, 2021

Shirley was a dear friend to us. We have many happy memories of trips and meals together. We sure will miss calling her, stopping by to check on her and bringing her the Sunday newspaper.
Shyrll and family, you remain in our prayers today and in the days to
come. May God bless you with peace and comfort!
Hugs and Love,
Debra Redding and Billie Harden

Bonnie Magness

January 14, 2021

shirley , was a very special friend - she will be missed greatly.
Bonnie Magness

Lanita Reynolds

January 14, 2021

Shyrll, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Your mother was a special person! We had so many good times together on our motorcoach trips. I was blessed to have her as one of my dearest friends, and I'll miss her so much! May God bless and comfort you.

jim/patti dailey

January 14, 2021

Patti and I offer our prayers to Shirley's family and friends.
She was a long time co-worker at Dailey's Office Furniture ... in fact, as receptionist, she was the warm and friendly face and voice of our company .
Thru the years she and I shared a special day ... both our birthdays are on July 31. As such we would always visit by phone and exchange birthday cards. I am so grateful for these many years and birthdays we had together. Her friendship was one of the greatest gifts I could receive.
She will be missed and remembered.
Jim Dailey

Wanda Hawkins

January 14, 2021

Shyrll, my friend. I am so sorry for the loss of your precious mother. I have such good memories of our bus trips together. Shirley was always so happy with a smile on her face. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. We love you!❤️❤️

Billie Garlin

January 13, 2021

It sure makes me sad about Aunt Shirley. She was such a wonderful aunt and lady. A few memories are from when I was a kid. When she had been in the sun and gotten sunburned, I would peal her back for her. When I got to the age that I wanted to make a little spending money, she would pay me to iron for her. And of course always remember our wonderful family get togethers for 4th of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Also, June bugs always make me think of her because when we were kids she would catch one, tie a sting around its leg and let it fly around us. I always called her when I saw the first June bug every year. And then of course raking and jumping in the leaves in the fall. We always called each other on holidays and she always sent me a card for my birthday from her and Aunt Betty and I would always send her a birthday card and pictures of the kids. So many wonderful memories! I sure am going to miss her. I hate it that we won't be able to be at her service, but as you know, we are quarantined. Love you and praying for you.