April 16, 1938 ~ April 15, 2020

Born in: Pleasant Ridge, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Mary Magdalene Talbott, 81, of Owensboro passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at her residence. She was born in Pleasant Ridge, Kentucky on April 16, 1938 to the late Herbert and Mildred Gregory Blay. Mary was the owner of Mary’s Beauty Salon for over 30 years. She was a member of Greater Ebenezer Temple and taught Sunday school there. Mary was a woman of many talents. She enjoyed sewing, ministering to people, and always wanted to do right by everyone she met.

Along with her parents, Mary is preceded in death by her husband, Hugh F. Talbott, Jr., who passed in 2010; her brothers, Sherman, Herbert, Paul, John, Hershel, Otto, James and Quinton Anderson Blay; and her sister, Savannah Nelson.

Mary is survived by her children, David Wayne (Joyce) Blay of Huntsville, Alabama, Yvonnda Lynn (Terry Phelps) Talbott, and Joyce Lynn (Dion Dull) Talbott-Dull both of Owensboro; her grandchildren, Darian Dull, Dakota Dull, Kykinda Blay, and Kellee Blay; her great-grandchildren, Halle, Kaunna, Jyler, Josiah, and Joshua Blay; 3 great-great grandchildren; her brother, Elbert (Mary) Blay of Cleveland, Ohio; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and close friends.

A private service will be held at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory, with her son, pastor David Blay officiating. There will be a driving procession of support and remembrance from 10:00 am to 11:00 am Monday at the funeral home. The family requests that you please come by to show your love during this time of physical distancing. Your participation is important to us! Due to the safety directives in place, it is important you honor them and the Talbott family by not exiting your car, but know you are allowed to roll down your window to share a loving word to the family in passing. This loving act will be much appreciated by all who are left to cherish Mary’s memory.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Talbott. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Mary Magdalene Talbott and sign her virtual guest book by going to

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  1. To the family, my prayers and condolences go out to all of you. I remember when I was a little girl always going to your moms beauty shop. It was a very beautiful and peaceful place to visit. I also remember a time she done my hair, she was a very sweet person and she will be missed. To Bonnie and Joyce I truly am sorry to hear of her passing along with your siblings during this difficult time. God bless each of you!

  2. Praying for you family on the loss of your dear mother. Cousin/Minister Mary Talbott was such a beautiful person. I will miss her dearly, but most of all I will miss our occasional talks. Her encouraging words and advice have gotten me through some tough times in my life and I will miss her.

  3. To David Wayne, Bonnie and Joyce. We are praying for the family in the loss of your mom. There is nothing more precious than a mother, especially a God-fearing mother. Aunt Mary loved Jesus. My fondest memory of Aunt Mary was her laugh that lit up her face every time she laughed. Also, eating her fried chicken that she seasoned to perfection (in a brown paper bag whenever she came to visit us). May our Lord and Savior keep you all in perfect peace, and may you feel the love of His presence especially at this time. Adrienne Storvoll (Columbus & Cleveland, Ohio)

  4. GOD be whit you and your family He will go whit you all the day long. GOD IS A GOOD GOD

  5. I am deeply saddened by the news of Ms. Mary’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Ms. Mary’s soul is now at peace.

  6. May God be with you in the time of your sorrow. He is able to comfort you, lift you up, and give you peace. May God’s blessings be upon you and the family.

  7. To Bonnie, David, and Joyce I’m sending my condolences to you and your family. Bonnie I remember when I would come to your house and come to the beauty salon when Ms. Mary would do your hair I enjoyed talking to her. She would say things of Inspiration. She was a beautiful and Spiritual Woman who loved the Lord. I will miss her. You all stay close and keep her fondest memories dear to your heart. ❤️ You all.!!!

  8. Dear David, Bonnie, Joyce, and Family, I’m heartbroken to hear about the loss of Ms. Mary. You all have my deepest condolences. Ms. Mary is in the comfort of God’s hands and she was one of His true servants. I’m so glad I got to see her last year when I was home. Your Mother, Bonnie, my Mom, myself and a few others had lunch together. I will cherish that memory. May her memories live forever in your heart. May God bring you all comfort and peace during this difficult time. Love Vicky.

  9. Bonnie, my condolences for the loss of your mother. You, your family, and all who called her friend are in my prayers. thinking of you.

    Gene Boehmann

  10. To David,Bonnie and Joyce
    Just wanted to let you know that I am so sorry for your loss. I do know what you’re going through, but God will see you all through this. Ms Mary was a very wonderful person and she will be missed. I am keeping you and family in my prayers, with much love.

  11. We are praying for your family. I have precious childhood memories of Cousin Mary in her beauty shop. We love you all.

  12. Sending my condolences to the family. Miss Mary was a wonderful lady and like family. I’m keeping your family in prayer.

  13. I am praying with you David, Bonnie, and Joyce and sending our condolences, ( Robin, Lynn, Sherman, Juicy, Freida, and Missy ) Aunt Mary’s Niece/ Sister JoAnna children’s. You have always been a beautiful part of my life, and I will remember and keep my memories of you Aunt Mary close to my heart like those memories I Cherish of my Mother. I’ll keep holding on to God until we will all meet again. Thank You Aunt Mary for being there with my mom, I love you your Great Niece Robin Johnson, RIH

  14. To the family you have my deepest condolences in the loss of your mother and I will continue to lift you all up in prayer.

  15. To David , Bonnie and Joyce my deepest condolences….. I know how hard this is for you…. but with GOD help y’all will get through this….. you will always carry your memories in your heart..


  17. To the family of Minister Mary Talbott we extend our deepest sympathy. Whenever she would visit Church of Living God PGT she would say, ‘this is where I got the holy ghost’ & we were very proud to hear this. She will be missed in our community as hairdresser friend & Minister. Pastor N. Swanagan

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