Toy Ingram Tallant, of Cumming, died Jan. 20, 2011.
Toy Tallant was born in Forsyth County on Feb. 28, 1949, to parents, Ingram and Ruby Dunson Tallant. Toy was a graduate of Forsyth County High School, Dekalb College and Brenau College.
He served in the U.S. Army with one year of duty in Vietnam.
Toy loved his family and church. He enjoyed traveling by car, ship, plane and bicycle with family and friends and had been in all 50 states.
He had a great love for music. He was a deacon of Friendship Baptist Church. He also served as choir director for many years, church clerk, pianist, organist and Sunday school director and teacher.
He retired from Lucent Technologies in 1999 after 30 years of service and taught computer classes at Lanier Technical College in Forsyth County for more than 9 years.
His parents, Ingram and Ruby Dunson Tallant; sisters and brother-in-law, Mildred and Dan McIver, Ruth McBrayer; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ray Hoover and Marion Tallant, Harold Tallant, Alford and Elaine Tallant, Jesse Henley Tallant; brother-in-law, W.T. Floyd; father-in-law, E.W. McConnell, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Janice McConnell Tallant of Cumming; daughter and son-in-law, Leigh Anne and Doug Parson of Cumming; sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Lamar Wheeler of Cumming; brother and sister-in-law, George and Sue Tallant of Dawsonville; brother-in-law, Gene McBrayer of Cumming; mother-in-law, Reatha Sosebee McConnell of Cumming; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Hazel and Nolan Floyd of Gainesville; special friend, Keith Petty of Talking Rock; various other relatives also survive.
Services were held at 3 p.m. Jan. 23 at Friendship Baptist Church in Cumming with the Revs. Ricky Byrd, Bud Sutton and Carter Payne officiating. There was a special prayer by the Rev. Travis Bridgeman. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Memorial donations were requested made to Friendship Baptist Church Family Life Center, P.O. Box 3180, Cumming, GA 30028; or the Prostate Cancer Foundation at www.pcf.org; or the Vietnam Veterans of America at http://vva.org/support.html.
Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory of Cumming was in charge of the arrangements.