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Talmadge C. “Top Cat” Walraven

August 1, 1916 - October 18, 2004

The Dallas New Era
Thursday October 14, 2004
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Mr. Talmadge C. “Top Cat” Walraven Passes

Mr. Talmadge C. “Top Cat” Walravem, age 88, of Dallas, Georgia, passed away October 18, 2004 at WellStar Paulding Hospital ER.

Mr. Walraven was born August 1, 1916 in Paulding County, Georgia, son of the late John S. and Carrie (Camp) Walraven. He was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church and was a Veteran of the U. S. Navy.

He is survived by his wife of almost 65 years, Mary G. (Mills) Walraven of Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Cochran of Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. Jackson (Carolyn) Walker of Dallas, and Mr. and Mrs. Charley (Shirley) Chapman of Elijay, GA.; son, Mr. Vernon Walraven; sisters, Mrs. Marjorie Jacobs of Dallas, Mrs. Winnie Morrow of Dallas, and Mr. and Mrs. Eldo (Mary Kate) Burt of Dallas; two brothers, Rev. and Mrs. Bobby Walraven and Rev. and Mrs Henry Walraven, both of Dallas; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, John and Carrie Walraven, he was preceded in death by his brother, Me. Clarence Walraven and two sisters, Mrs. Jaynell Evans and Mra. Ava Lee Wills.

Funeral Services were conducted on Monday, October 11, 2004 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Archie Streetman, Rev. Bobby Walraven, Rev. Henry Walraven officiating. Special music was provided by the Oak Ridge Singers.

Interment followed in Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jim Ashworth, Donnie Walraven, Spencer Ashworth, Toby Cochran, Cliff Cochran, Russell Dunway and Danny Arnett.

Benson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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