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Debra E. Talmadge, 45

OCT. 26, 1966-NOV. 29, 2011

December 01, 2011
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Mrs. Debra E. "Debbie" (Andrews) Talmadge, 45, of 1274 Pebblebrook Drive in Greencastle, Pa., passed away in her sleep on Tuesday morning, Nov. 29, 2011.  

Born Oct. 26, 1966, in Fort Hood, Texas, she was the daughter of Frank and Mary E. (Pearce) Andrews of Jacksonville, Ala. She had just celebrated the 16th anniversary of her 29th birthday.  

Debbie graduated from Saks High School in Anniston, Ala., with the Class of 1984. She later attended Jacksonville University, and graduated from the University of Leeds in England. She also received her master's degree from the University of Alabama.  

She and her husband of more than 11 years, Steven L. Talmadge, were married Nov. 11, 2000.  

Debbie was a devoted mother and wife.  

She was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association and Columbiana United Methodist Church in Columbiana, Ala. She was currently attending services at First United Methodist Church in Greencastle. 

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Debbie had a passion for horses since first riding at the age of 2, and enjoyed being an equestrian. She trained in England at Mrs. Wood's Riding Academy and later received extensive training in Germany.  

In addition to her parents and husband, she is survived by one daughter, Filly E. Talmadge at home; her sister, Sarah Byrd and her husband, Wesley, of Alexandria, Va.; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, R. Wilson Talmadge Jr. and Mary E. Talmadge of Maylene, Ala.; her sister-in-law, Tracie A. Talmadge of Vestavia, Ala.; three nieces, Justice E. Byrd, Mary E. Byrd and Joan E. Byrd; one nephew, John W. Byrd; and a number of aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.  

Services will be Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at 10 a.m. at Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle, with Pastor Stacy Crawford officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.  

The family will receive friends Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army, ATTN: Volvo Powertrain Christmas Angels Project, P.O. Box 747, Hagerstown, MD 21741.  

Online condolences may be expressed at www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com.

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