Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Alma “Polly” Helen Russell Talbert

Alma “Polly” Helen Russell Talbert, 87, of Albemarle passed away September 6, 2018 in Stanly Manor.  Her graveside service will be at 1:00 pm on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Stanly Gardens of Memory with Pastor Jerry Mabry officiating.  The family will receive friends from 12:00-1:00 pm prior to the service at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care.

Born in 1931 in Stanly County, NC she was the daughter of the late Gillam and Nora Russell.  She was a graduate of Albemarle High School.  She was a life-long member of Congregational Christian Church where she sang in the choir for many years.

Mrs. Talbert was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Kenneth Talbert and a son, Roy Kenneth “Kenny” Talbert . She is survived by her son Richard Wayne “Rick” Talbert and wife Donna Gathings Talbert of North Myrtle Beach, SC, daughter Cynthia Talbert “Cindy” Sigmon and husband Robert Keith Sigmon of Albemarle, grandchildren Summer Safrit and husband Steffi of Waxhaw, Corey Talbert of North Myrtle Beach, SC, Robert Keith Sigmon II and Stephen Denning of Albemarle, Lindsey Sigmon Almond and husband Chris of Fayetteville, NC, and Anna Sigmon Nester and husband Will of Christiansburg, VA. She was the proud Great Grandmother of Mia, Elaina, Brennan, and Max. She is also survived by brother, Merle Russell of North Ft. Myers, FL and sister, Rubenia Bergen of Monroe, NC.



  • David and Sarah Fisher Posted September 7, 2018 4:58 pm

    Our deepest condolences and prayers to the Talbert family

  • Sharon Tucker Posted September 7, 2018 8:16 pm

    I enjoyed Knowing your Mom and Dad at Stanly Manor. My Dad was a cousin to Harland and James Napier so they knew each other when they were younger and played ball against each other. This lady is still looking beautiful in heaven with her devoted Husband.

  • Shirley H. Talbert Posted September 7, 2018 8:51 pm

    Ah Polly, We shared so many good memories in the Congregational Christian Church when we were growing up. Singing with Betty in the trio, singing also in the octet and choir, and being involved in the youth fellowship, etc.
    Rest in the peace and Presence of His glory, dear Polly

  • Ana Posted September 26, 2018 6:14 pm

    Our deepest and sincerest condolences to the family. Words alone can not ease the pain when grieving the loss of a love one. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. May God give you and your family comfort in your loving memories and in His promise that soon we will never experience losing our loved ones in death and we will be able to see them again once they resurrected as per John 5:28-29. May these words give you a new hope, with deepest sympathy and warmth of heart.

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