Earl Taliaferro

Published 10:40 am Monday, March 12, 2018

Earl Taliaferro

January 4, 2018

Earl Taliaferro, 74, of Locust Grove, Ga., passed away Thursday, January 4, 2018.

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The graveside memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, 2018, at Brinson Cemetery in Brinson, Ga., with Rev. Stephen Webb officiating. Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.iveyfuneral.com.

Earl Taliaferro was born April 3, 1943, in Bainbridge, Ga., the son of Cherry Taliaferro and Clara Brown Taliaferro.  He retired from Operating Engineers Local 926 with thirty-five plus years of service and was an active member for fifty years.  Mr. Taliaferro was regarded as one of the most highly skilled top crane operators in the Union.  He was known as “Earl the Pearl” by friends and co-workers.

Survivors include his children Troy Taliaferro of Jackson, Ga., and Ashley Taliaferro of Zebulon, Ga.; his siblings, Eleanor Lloyd of Columbia, SC, Kenneth Steve Taliaferro of Snellville, Ga., Cherry Lee Taliaferro of Bishop, Ga., Jimmy Taliaferro of Tallahassee, Fla., and his loyal companion, Jack, his beloved dog. Earl was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings, Julia Jones, Harden Taliaferro, and his twin sister, Myrle T. Culverson.