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Mrs. Penny Michelle Tallent

Mrs. Penny Michelle Tallent
  • March 12, 1957 - November 20, 2018
  • Hickory, North Carolina

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“Thanks for being my sunshine. ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: A friend

“A beautiful lady has gained her wings...Connie, & family, are in my prayers, and being held close in my heart. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Libby Drum Bowman - Halfway, MO

“Penny was my loving aunt and better and kinder than most people I have ever known. She was a great blessing to everyone who knew her. I'm so glad I...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Dusten Hamby - Swanzey, NH

“Penny was a wonderful person she always treated me like one of her own she will be deeply missed and loved ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Rebecca Elmore - Valdese, NC

“Hey Grandma even tho im not directly related to you,I will still miss you and still see you as one of my Grandparents, I remeber when me and Ash...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Mikki Calloway - Hickory, NC

“Grandma,All I ever wanted was for you to be happy and safe. You have that now, just as you have your legs again. While I am thankful that you're not...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Kellie King - Hickory, NC

“Mom, I do not have words for what you are to me, more than a mother, a light in the darkness, shelter in the storm, wisdom when I needed it. I love...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Buddy Hamby - Hickory, NC - Son


Penny Michelle Tallent, 61, of Hickory passed away Tuesday November 20, 2018, peacefully in her home, surrounded by her friends and family, following a period of declining health.
Penny was born March 12, 1957 in Catawba County to the late Arthur Tallent and Mattie "Tootsie" Tallent. She owed her own telemarketing company and enjoyed an occasional trip to Harrah's in Cherokee.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Shane Tallent; and nephew, Jason Hensley.
Survivors include her brother, Dale Tallent of Hickory; sister, Connie Hensley of Icard; son, Buddy Hamby and wife Emily of Hickory; and daughter, Christi Jackson and husband Thomas of Hickory; grandchildren, Kellie King and husband Brandon, Danielle Jackson , Ashley Jackson, Hanna Hamby, Meredith Hamby, Clayton Hamby, Patrick Hamby, and Jameson Hamby; numerous nieces and nephews; and her dog, Shake.
A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, November 24, in the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Service with the Rev. Jerome Walker officiating.
The family will receive friends prior to the service on Saturday from 1:00PM to 2:00PM at Heritage Funeral Service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association 161 N. Clark, Suite 3550 Chicago, Illinois 60601.
An online guestbook and obituary is available at www.heritagefuneralservices.com.
Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory is serving the Tallent family.