Rev. L. Earl Tallman Columbia minister

November 17, 1990

A memorial service for the Rev. L. Earl Tallman, who headed Religious Science congregations in Columbia and Washington, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Hawthorne Neighborhood Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia.

Mr. Tallman, who was 56, died in his sleep Oct. 28 at his home on Kathleen Court in Columbia.

He was minister of the Columbia Church of Religious Science, which he started eight years ago, and of the Washington Society for Religious Science, which he started four years ago.

In the 1970s, he served as a United Methodist minister in Miami; in the 1960s, he was a pastor of the Severna Park United Methodist Church.

During the 1960s, he also taught at a Baltimore high school and at the Prince George's Community College and completed his studies at the Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington.

A native of Silver Spring, N.Y., and a graduate of Houghton College, he had served as a lay Methodist missionary in Okinawa, Japan, before coming to the Baltimore-Washington area.

He is survived by his companion of five years, David Deyo; a daughter, Elizabeth Tallman of Pompano Beach, Fla.; a sister, Donna Towles of Tallahassee, Fla.; and his former wife, Helen Braithwaite of Miami.

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