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Edith Moorefield Talley

July 6, 1920 — October 29, 2019

Edith Moorefield Talley

Edith Moorefield Talley of Alton, VA passed away October 29, 2019.  She was born in Halifax County, VA on July 6, 1920 and was 99 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Joseph Henry Moorefield and the late Ruth Edwards Moorefield.


She was a member of Alton Baptist Church and was the oldest living member. She retired from Belk after many years of dedicated service.  


Edith M. Talley is survived by:

Her Children

William H. “Bill” Talley and wife Kathy of Blairs

Mary Frances Talley Wheeler of Greensboro, NC

Cheryl Edmonds and husband Scott of Alton

Five Grandchildren

Five Great Grandchildren including

Crystal Royster and husband J.R. of Clarksville

Sabrina Whitlow Cook of South Boston

Chris Whitlow of Alton

Thirteen Great Great Grandchildren


***Preceded in death by***

Two Sons

Claude Allen Talley and Ronnie Richard Talley

Two Grandchildren

Six Brothers and one Sister


A funeral service will be held Friday, November 1, 2019 at 3:00 P.M. at Alton Baptist Church with the Rev. Vance Midget and Rev. David Wade officiating. Burial to follow in church cemetery.


The family will receive friends Friday, one hour prior to the service at the church.


For memorials please consider Alton Baptist Church, P.O. Box 11, Alton, VA 24520.


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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Friday, November 1, 2019

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