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Sandra Smith Talley

November 29, 1943 — May 18, 2023

Sandra Smith Talley

Mrs. Sandra Smith Talley of Virgilina, VA passed away May 18, 2023.  She was born on November 29, 1943 in Halifax County, VA to the late Chester Warren Smith and the late Edna Yates Smith.  She was the beloved wife of Fontaine Talley who survives.


She was of the Baptist faith.  Sandra retired from Burlington Industries after many years of dedicated service.  Upon her retirement, she discovered Facebook and enjoyed sharing stories and pictures with family and friends.  However, her greatest joy was in her family, from bragging about her grandchildren to just spending time with all her family.  Her passing leaves a void, but her memory will live on through the love she shared with her family and friends.


Sandra Smith Talley is survived by:

Her Children

Randy Talley and wife Melissa of Oxford, NC

Chris Talley and wife Heidi of Roxboro, NC

Kendall Talley and wife Brooke of Virgilina, VA

Sandi Lester and husband Frankie of Danville, VA

Eleven Grandchildren

Drew Talley (Ashley), Hunter Talley, Shelby Talley, Savannah Talley, Nathan Talley, Sara Beth Talley, Austin Talley (Destiny), Evan Talley, Jenna Talley, Peyton Henderson, and Ainsley Henderson

Three Great Grandchildren

Jackson Talley, Mila Talley and Koa Talley


Charles Smith (Della)

Rita Saunders (Clyde)

Special Friend

Gloria Wills

Host of extended family and friends


The family extends a thank you to the staff of Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital ICU for their care and compassion during her stay.


***Preceded in death by***

Her Infant Daughter

Susan Devin Talley


Nelson Ray Smith and Sharon Thompson


A graveside service will be held Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. at Virgilina Cemetery with the Rev. Chris Talley officiating.


The family will receive friends Saturday, May 20, 2023 from 6:30 until 8:00 P.M. at Powell Funeral Home and other times at her home.


For memorials, please consider a charity of your choice.


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements entrusted to Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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Saturday, May 20, 2023

6:30 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Graveside Service

Sunday, May 21, 2023

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