Joyce E. Tallent, 75, of Smithville passed away Friday April 16, at NHC of Smithville.
She was born Dec. 25, 1945 to her parents, the late Melvin and Cecil Trapp Billings. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by son Lynn Tallent.
Mrs. Tallent was a member of Mt. Pisgah Freewill Baptist Church and she was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Leonard Tallent of Smithville, two sons Marty Tallent of Smithville, and Ronald (Andrea) Tallent of McMinnville, grandchildren, Brandon Tallent, Martelia Tallent, Alex and Aaron Tallent, uncle, R.V. (Brenda) Billings of Johnsons Chapel.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday April 18, at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Earl Langley and Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow at DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 2 p.m. Due to COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines, we ask for the health and the safety of everyone that you please exercise social distancing. The pews in the chapel are marked off to respect these guidelines and allow 100-125 people for the service. The funeral home lounge is closed at this time and NO food or drinks are allowed in the funeral home.
DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) April 18, 2021