James Dale Talley, 48, of Advance died Aug. 2, 2002, at his home. He was born July 30, 1954, the son of Merlene Rea Hill and the late August Talley. Mr. Talley was a painter and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Survivors include his mother, Merlene Hill of Advance; three sons, Jeremy Talley of Farmington, Jody Talley of Brownwood, and Travis Talley of Advance; one daughter, April Robinson of California; five brothers, Sammy Talley of Cape Girardeau, Kenny Talley of Brownwood, Texas, Tooter Talley of Dexter, Terry Sparkman of Sikeston, and Michael Sparkman of Brownwood; one sister, Cindy Umfleet of Brownwood; and one grandchild. Visitation will be held from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, at the Morgan Funeral Chapel of Advance. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, at the Morgan Funeral Chapel in Advance with Rev. J.D. Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Berrong Cemetery in Gipsy.