Lillie Swann Talman

August 23, 1921 - December 10, 2013
Lillie Swann Talman

Mrs. Lillie Swann Talman, age 92 of Wilmington passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2013.

Mrs. Talman was born in Wilmington on August 23, 1921. She was the daughter of the late Creasy Burbank Swann and Janie Rhodes Swann. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Talman; brothers, C.A. Swann, Jimmy Swann, Neil Swann; sisters, Lucille Buck and Tessie Colvin.

Lillie was a lifelong member of Oak Grove Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by one son, Frank Talman, III and his wife Gail; two daughters, Betty T. Hocutt and husband Billy, and Ann T. Lewis and husband Gaither; six grandchildren, Frankie Todd (Jerry), Beverly Wilson (Charles), Alan West, Brad Lewis (Sara), Tony Talman and Jackie Fralin; nine great- grandchildren Jerry Jr, Brandon, Nick, Luke, Gray, Taye, Bryce,Trysten,and Mattie; three great great grandchildren Zackery, Carson, and Hailey and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Friday December 13, 2013 at the graveside in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Officiating will be Rev. Harold Manning and Rev. Elbert Bradshaw.

The family will see friends Friday morning from 9:30 until 10:30 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

Memorial gifts may be made in her memory to Oak Grove Presbyterian Church 3736 Carolina Beach Road Wilmington, NC 28412 or Lower Cape Fear Hospice foundation 1414 Physicians Drive Wilmington, NC 28401.

Special thanks to her caregivers, Brenda Benton, Connie Collier, Bonnie King, Jerry and Otense Swann, Diane Wilson, Kay Todd and Beverly Wilson for all of their special care and love to Mrs. Talman and her family.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • December 16, 2013
    Robert and Etta Pace says:
    Anne, we are so sorry for your loss and pray God's comfort for your family during this difficult time.

  • December 15, 2013
    Sandee Spradley says:
    Ann and family..my thoughts and prayer for you.

  • December 11, 2013
    Billie Jo Swann Byrd says:
    I am so sorry for your loss.My heart is broken and the love I have for you all is so great. Aunt Betty was a beautiful person and such a great spirit.Such great times we all had when I was a child. My dad Snookie loved her so much. I miss those times back in the day.Aunt Betty got her wings. Love you all and not forgotten. Love Billie Jo

  • December 12, 2013
    Maisie and Sue Riggs says:
    We are so sorry for the loss of our dear and special friend. We cherish the great memories we have. We loved you then and we always will. We will miss you greatly. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • December 11, 2013
    Mr. and Mrs. David H Scott says:
    Expressions of Sympathy Mr. and Mrs. David H Scott has sent this Expressions of Sympathy card.