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Rex Dale Talmage

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Funeral services for Rex Dale Talmage, 88, of Salem Ore., formerly of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 23, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Military graveside honors, by the Hopkins County Military Coalition, will follow at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery with the Hopkins County Coalition serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Rex Dale Talmage died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, in Salem, Ore.

Mr. Talmage was born Jan. 11, 1925, in Barry County, Mich., the son of Ansil Osee and Estella (Simpson) Talmage.

He was a member of First Baptist Church.

He serviced in the United States Navy During WWII.

He went to seminary first and served as pastor in Belvedere, Ill., before selling insurance.

Survivors include his sons, Timothy Talmage and wife, Chris, of Sulphur Springs, and Daniel Talmage and wife, Debbie, of Detroit, Mich.; daughter Rebecca Haugh and husband, Tom, of Atlanta, Ga.; sister Mabel Valech of Salem, Ore.; grandchildren Jamie, Melissa, Amanda, Katie, Eric, Blake and Caleb; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of more than 50 years, Lorraine Lindburg Talmage; second wife of seven years, Linda Maddox Talmage; son David Talmage; brothers Eugene Roy Talmage and Paul Talmage; and sister Frances Litt.

Memorials may be made to Gideon Bible.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

The online register can be signed at: www.westoaksfuneralhome.com




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