Mary Ann Rhyne Talley went to be with her Lord and Savior on September 15, 2014. She had been a resident of Houston since 1957, loved Texas and considered herself a Texan. She was born December 1, 1934, in Lincolnton, NC, the daughter of Hunter V. and Beulah Blanton Rhyne. She was a graduate of Lincolnton High School and attended Lamar Tech (now Lamar University) in Beaumont, Texas and High Point College in High Point, NC. She was associated with the law firm of Andrews & Kurth for 32 years and spent 12 years with Ernst & Young before retiring in 2009. She was a member of Second Baptist Church and the Gospel Truth class and served the church in many capacities. A longtime supporter and committeeman with the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Association, she was a member of the Livestock Committee and the International Committee. She was a member of the Tejas Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Texas Coastal Cattlewomen and the Welcome Wagon Club of Katy.
She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Richard B. Talley, and children Mary Elizabeth Beale and husband, Brian, and David Walter Broome and wife, Tracey; and stepchildren Richard B. Talley, II, Blake Talley and wife, Darla, Theron Talley and wife, Jill, and Rex Talley; and grandchildren Christen Marie Schritter and husband, Justin, Samantha Ann Rice, Ethan Hunter Broome, Ella Avery Broome, Richard B. Talley III, Catherine Grace Talley, Chase Talley, Reed Talley, Jared A. Beale, Danielle M. Beale and Isabel R. Beale; and great grandsons Noah and Jude Schritter, and great granddaughter Mary Ann Schritter. Memorial services to be held at Second Baptist Church at 6400 Woodway DR, Houston, TX at 1:00 pm on Friday, September 19, 2014. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Second Baptist Church or the Scholarship Fund of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Association.