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Talmadge Guy Boatner Sr.

Talmadge Guy Boatner Sr., 75, of Ovett, MS, was taken by the angels on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at his residence. He was born Thursday, March 16, 1944 in Louisville, MS.

Visitation will be held at Faith Baptist Church in Ovett, MS on Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM and again on Monday, May 20, 2019 from 7:00AM until 2:00PM. Funeral Services will follow at the church at 2:00pm with burial following in Lancaster Cemetery. Bro. Thomas Cochran and Bro. Howard Morgan will officiate. Ellisville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (601) 477-3797

"Cowboy," as he was known to his friends and family, worked as a truck driver for 31 years during which time he earned many safe driving awards. He also owned and operated a horse farm. His passion was caring for blind and ill horses and helping restore them to health. He adopted 2 wild burro's and funded their lifetime care on a professional reserve. For the past 30 years, one of his joys in life was growing and donating his hair to children with cancer.

Mr. Boatner is preceded in death by his parents, Harold Ambers Boatner and Kathleen Hartness Downing; son, William Ambers Boatner and siblings, James Harold Boatner, Grady Boatner and Brenda Jo Boatner Elias.

Survivors include his children, Talmadge Boatner Jr. (Chrissy), SC, Harold Boatner, Tupelo, MS Janie Hernandez (Concho), Baton Rouge, LA, and Dustin Guy Boatner: siblings, Gary Gene Downing Sr. (Sue), Florence, MS and Kathy Lynn Downing, Raymond, MS; grandchildren, Jessica Marie Boatner, IN, Joshua Guy Boatner, Arlington, VA, Justin Matthew Boatner, Arlington, VA, Alexis Marie Boatner, Aiken, SC, William Scott Boatner, MS, Amber Boatner, MS, Emily Grace Boatner, MS, Mary Diane Boatner, Tupelo, MS, Brando Levi Hernandez, Baton Rouge, LA and Isabella Crystal Hernandez, Baton Rouge, LA; great grandson, Jayden Christopher Boatner, IN and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Gary Gene Downing Jr., John Downing, Tony Newell, Stanley Manning, Gordon Pitts and Grady Scarborough.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Concho Hernandez and Tommy Shows.

An online guestbook may be signed at


Talmadge Guy Boatner Sr.
March 16, 1944 - May 16, 2019




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