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Funeral services for Martha Sue Talley, 80, Columbia, Missouri, formerly of West Plains, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 11, 2013, at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Talley died at 12:10 p.m., Monday, October 7, 2013, at her home.

She was born April 2, 1933, at West Plains, Missouri, to Cleve Carter, Sr. and Amelia Nolte Carter and was raised by Aileen (Heath) Carter Bentley. On February 18, 1950, she was married at Salem, Arkansas, to Melvin Loyd Talley, who preceded her in death on March 17, 2001. She worked in the shoe department at Richards Brothers for over twenty-five years. Mrs. Talley was a member of the Second Baptist Church, West Plains, Missouri.

She is survived by one daughter, Nina Guest, husband, Glen, Columbia, Missouri; six grandchildren, Melissa Barnett, husband, Toby, Jefferson City, Missouri, Matthew Brewer, wife, Becky, Pottersville, Missouri, Randall Fine, Jefferson City, Missouri, Nathan Fine, West Plains, Missouri, Isaac Guest, Seminole, Florida and Isaiah Guest, Iowa City, Iowa; five great-grandchildren, Gage Fine, McKrae Brewer, Haiden Fine, Macy Brewer and Isaac Guest, IV; one sister, Betty McThompson, West Plains, Missouri; and many nieces and nephews.

Her parents, husband, daughter, Diana Brewer and two brothers, Cleve Carter, Jr. and Dick Carter, precede her in death.

Visitation will be held from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

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