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Obituary for Rev. Talmadge S. Chandler

Talmadge was born on June 23, 1935, in Carrollton, Georgia. He was a graduate of Carrollton High School in 1953, attended one year at Berry College then served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1957. He then graduated from West Georgia College, and later attended New Orleans Seminary.

Talmadge met the love his life, the former Cloma Williamson, and they were married for 62 years. He served as pastor of Centralhatchee Baptist Church, Davis Chapel Baptist Church (Austell), Beulah Baptist Church (Douglasville), Hill Street Baptist Church (Toccoa), and retired from Franklin First Baptist Church. At age 66 he retired and continued to serve the Lord as an interim pastor at many churches in the area until he became sick in August.

He served on the Southern Baptist Sunday School Board, Truett McConnell College Board of Trustees, Georgia Baptist Historical Commission, and also served as an associational moderator.

He is survived by his wife, the former Cloma Williamson; daughters Cindy (Steve) Gillham of Carrollton, Delisa (Jeff) Gledhill of Carrollton, Evangeline (Lamar) Starks of Dalton; grandchildren, Priscilla Gillham and Rebecca Gillham, Luke Gledhill and Lauren Gledhill; Chandler Starks and Hampton Starks; brother, Denver Chandler; sister-in-law, Jean Chandler and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Geneva Chandler; sisters, Marguerite Chandler, Charlcie Chandler Inman; brother, Joel Chandler and sister-in-law, Gerlie Chandler.

The family will receive friends at Bremen First Baptist Church Friday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturday from 12 p.m. until the funeral hour.

Funeral service will be Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Bremen First Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with
the sons-in-law in charge of officiating the service.

Pallbearers are Priscilla Gillham, Rebecca Gillham, Luke Gledhill and Lauren Gledhill, Chandler Starks and Hampton Starks. Honorary pallbearers will be the Dwight Ezzell Sunday School Class.
Interment will be in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bremen First Baptist Church Building Fund, 331 Pacific Avenue, Bremen, Georgia 30110.

Messages of condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.almonfuneralhome.com.

Almon Funeral Home of Carrollton has charge of arrangements.


Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

3

Nov

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Bremen First Baptist Church

331 Pacific Ave.
Bremen, GA 30110

Visitation

Friday

3

Nov

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bremen First Baptist Church

331 Pacific Ave.
Bremen, GA 30110

Visitation

Saturday

4

Nov

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Bremen First Baptist Church

331 Pacific Ave.
Bremen, GA 30110

Funeral

Saturday

4

Nov

2:00 PM
Bremen First Baptist Church

331 Pacific Ave.
Bremen, GA 30110

Cemetery Details

Location

Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery

31 Antioch Church Road
Carrollton, GA 30117

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