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Nell Talley / October 07, 2021

Nell Talley, 74, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. She was born in Halifax County on Aug. 26, 1947 to the late Mitchell and Lodema Landrum Wilkerson and was married to Lawrence Wayland Talley. Nell was a retired medical secretary and was a member of Black Walnut Baptist Church. She loved to read, play the piano and most importantly loved her family and grandchildren.

Left to cherish her memories are her husband, Wayland; sons, Mitch Talley (Louetta) and Chris Talley (Lavonne); daughter, Robyn Poole (Justin); grandchildren, Justin Talley, Meghan Talley and Zoe Talley; great granddaughter, Loraine Talley; brothers, Lloyd Wilkerson (Alice) and Donnie Wilkerson (Joann); and her beloved dog, Charlie.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a grandson, Jacob Talley.

A funeral will be held Thursday, Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. at Brooks Lyon Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Raymond Wooten officiating. Interment will follow in Black Walnut Baptist Church cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Brooks Lyon Funeral Home and other times at the home, 1194 Snow Hill Road, Alton.

The family requests those wishing to give memorials please consider Sentara Halifax Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, VA 24592 or Black Walnut Baptist Church, P.O. Box 20, Cluster Springs, VA 24535.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Arrangements by Brooks Lyon Funeral and Cremation Services.

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