Although Amanda Povall Tailyour was born in Greenwood, she spent her early life in Lexington, her father’s ancestral home. Amanda attended Lexington public schools and graduated from Lexington High School in 1964. While at Ole Miss, Amanda served as President of CWENS, Vice-President of her sorority, Secretary of the Associated Student Body, was inducted into the 1968 Ole Miss Hall of Fame and graduated with a BA in English. After graduation she joined the staff of Congressman G. V. “Sonny” Montgomery in Washington. In 1969 she had an opportunity to travel to Japan where she remained and worked as a secretary at IBM’s Far Eastern Headquarters in Tokyo. During that time, she met and married her British husband, William. In 1975 Amanda, William and their son Ian moved to Scotland, the ancestral home of her husband, where their daughter Lillian was born. In 1976 William accepted a position in New York City, so the family of four moved to the suburban town of Westport, Connecticut. In 1981 they welcomed their third child, Alexander. For more than twenty-five years, Amanda and William ran a successful international business importing and exporting publication grade paper, while raising their family in Westport.
In 2001, after the death of Alexander, Amanda returned to school where she received a Juris Doctorate from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2004. After graduation she accepted a position as an associate at The Tollison Law Firm in Oxford, practicing primarily plaintiff’s work, and in 2007 she joined Hickman, Goza and Spragins, also in Oxford, practicing insurance defense and estate law. In 2016 Amanda retired from the practice of law. Sadly in 2007 her husband William died. She continues to live in Oxford, where she enjoys all the opportunities a university town provides.
Since the formation of LOFC Amanda has been on the fundraising committe, she oversaw the creation of the website and cemetery management system, maintains the corporate books in QuickBooks, and also serves as editor of the newsletter. At the retirement of her brother Al Povall from the Board, Amanda was honored to accept the appointment of the Board to his unexpired term -- three years of his six-year term. Elected October 2020 to serve the unexpired term of treasurer. Family names buried at LOFC are Povall, Sessions, Wright, Oltenburg, and Eggleston.