McMinnville resident and Rutherford County native Caitlin Sierra Talley, 17, was born July 11, 1995 and died Oct. 19 at River Park Hospital following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
A senior at Warren County High School and employee of McDonald’s, she was the daughter of Tara Alford and Chuck Talley, both of McMinnville. Caitlin was a member of the 2012 Warren County High School Senior Homecoming Court. Her future plans were to join the United States Navy where she would become a nurse. She attended Oasis and Covenant Fellowship Church.
She was preceded in death by her paternal great-grandparents, Jim and Lela Mai Malone and Robert and Thelma Talley. In addition to her parents, she is survived by sister Carigan and brother Caden; maternal grandparents, Shelia and Loyd Duncan of Tullahoma; paternal grandparents, Charles and Sepal Talley of McMinnville; maternal great-grandparents, Bobby and Shirley Alford McBride of McMinnville; maternal great-grandfather, Wayne Alford of Manchester, and special aunt and uncle, Charlise and Brian Madewell of McMinnville.
Funeral service was held Tuesday at Covenant Fellowship Church with Steve Breedlove and Dean Northcutt officiating. Burial followed at Mt. View Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to a scholarship fund in memory of Caitlin to be given to a graduating senior from the Warren County High School class of 2013 c/o High’s.
High Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Oct. 24, 2012