Ruby Rice Talley

Ruby Rice Talley, 81, of Cashiers, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019.

She was the wife of the late Richard Talley and the daughter of the late Chris and Estelle Rice.

She was a member of Heady Mountain Baptist Church. She loved to work word puzzles, reading and crocheting. She dearly loved her family and loved watching movies and taking care of her nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and her parents, she was also preceded in death by one sister, Christine Bell; and three brothers, Verner, Troy and Carroll Rice.

She is survived by one brother, Loyde (Meritta) Rice; one sister, Donna (Bill) Conner; and several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

The funeral was Friday, Aug. 30 at 11 a.m. at Heady Mountain Baptist Church. The Rev. Johnny Norris and the Rev. Josh Holden officiated. Burial followed in the Upper Zachary Cemetery.

The family received friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29 at Heady Mountain Baptist Church. At other times, the family will also speak with friends at the home of Denise Ballentine at 25 Jingle Bell Drive in Cashiers.

An online registry is available at

Appalachian Funeral Services is serving the family.  


Crossroads Chronicle

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1040
94 U.S. Highway 64 West, Suite 1 (Shoppes on the Green)
Cashiers, NC 28717
Phone: 828-743-5101
Fax: 828-743-4173