Edith Moorefield Talley, of Alton, Va., passed away Tuesday, 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, N.C., 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; and thirteen great-great-grandchildren. She was 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 on Friday, November 1, 2019, at 3 p.m. at Alton Baptist Church with the Rev. Vance Midget and the 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 www.powellfuneralinc.com. Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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