Browning Funeral Home

141 West Oxford Street, Pontotoc, MS


Lillian McClendon

January 3, 1926July 17, 2020

Ms. Lillian Talley McClendon, the daughter of the Late James and Cassie Talley, Sr. was born January 3, 1926 in Monroe County, MS. She attended Monroe County Public Schools.

She departed this life on July 17, 2020 at Traceway Retirement Community Page House in Tupelo, MS. She professed a hope in Christ at an early age, and first attended Daniel Baptist, and she was an active member of Bibleway Missionary Baptist Church, in Copperas Cove, TX, until her health failed.

She leaves to cherish her loving son, Walter Talley of Aberdeen, MS;one brother, J.C. (Linda) Talley of Aberdeen, MS; two sisters, Cassie (Earl) Garth of Aberdeen, MS and Annie Sue Talley of Amory, MS; three grandchildren, Shelia Talley of Shannon, MS, Curtis Talley of Belden, MS and Tanja Marion of GA; twelve great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; and .Elizabeth Goodman, fondly known as her Texas daughter.

She was preceded in death by her son, Willie Clarence McClendon and three sisters, Willie Ann Cunningham, Juanita Peters and Mattie Perkins and three brothers, Willie Talley, L.C. Talley and W.C. Talley

Services will be at 11:00 AM, Saturday July 25, 2020 at Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Rev. Roderick Talley officiating, burial will follow in the Talley Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with the arrangements.


  • Patrick Garth
  • Tony Garth
  • Samuel Garth
  • Darris Talley
  • Jason Talley
  • Vincent Talley


  • Gathering of Family and Friends

    Saturday, July 25, 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, July 25, 2020


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Patti Francis

July 24, 2020

I feel so fortunate to have grown up under Lillian's good care. She made daily life so much more fun and taught me countless lessons about about life and love, which had a big impact on my whole life.
Lillian was wise and kind and funny and she loved deeply. I often laugh to myself or tell a friend about some funny way she joked with me that captured who I am. Our brother, Barrett, and Lillian also had a really special relationship. The world was a better place for having had Lillian in it; she will live on through our memories and the ways she helped shape our lives. Sending my love and sympathy. Patti

Beth Francis

July 24, 2020

I have had a heavy heart since hearing the news of Lillian’s passing. Our family loved her very much and I remember her as a very happy part of my entire childhood. She was a wonderful, good woman. It was always a happy day when we got to have her fried chicken lunch with sweet potato pie! Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.