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Sallie Morgan Puryear Talley

Mrs. Sallie Morgan Puryear Talley, 86, of Virgilina, widow of Drewery Fontaine Talley, passed away Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, at MeadowView Terrace in Clarksville. Born June 20, 1923 to John Robert and Alice O’Geary Puryear, Sallie was a graduate of Virgilina High School. She was retired from Burlington Industries, having worked there for 42 years, and was a member of Amis Chapel Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at Amis Chapel, with the Rev. Terry Howard officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Talley is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Earl Wiles; and son and daughter-in-law, Morgan Fontaine and Sandra Talley, all of Virgilina; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. One granddaughter, also preceded Mrs. Talley in death.

The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home, Clarksville.

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Arrangements are by Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home.