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Louise T. Herndon Burks / July 10, 2018

Louise T. Herndon Burks, age 93, of Clarksville, died Sunday, July 8, 2018. She was born January 11, 1925 in Mecklenburg County and was the daughter of the late John Henry Thorpe and the late Eunice Gertrude Meade Thorpe. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Skipwith and retired from O’ Brien’s Drug Store.

Louise is survived by her son, James C. Herndon and wife, Judy of Nelson; daughter, Elizabeth Herndon Baughan of Chase City; granddaughter, Lynn Herndon Chapman and husband, Sean; three great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Williamson, Zachary Chapman, and Landon Chapman; and one sister, Ruth Hightower. She is also survived by her step-daughter, JoAnne Sprouse; step-grandchildren, Christy Renner, Jamie Burks, Steven Burks, Mary Jo Duncan, Melissa Sprouse, and Clarence Sprouse III; and devoted friends, Delores Burks and Dorothy Matherly.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Clarence Gillispie Herndon and Morton James Burks; daughter, Karen Lynn Herndon; granddaughter, Brooke Elizabeth Baughan; brother, Raymond Thorpe; two sisters, Frances Foster and Marion Herndon; and step-son, Morton James “Jimmy” Burks Jr.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, July 12, at 2 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 2526 New Hope Road, Skipwith, VA 23968.

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Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements.

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