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Virginia Louise Link Howerton / October 13, 2020

Virginia Louise Link Howerton, 94, of Buffalo Junction, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, at her residence of natural causes.

Mrs. Howerton was born in Halifax County on Sept. 27, 1926, to the late Edmond Jones Link and Sadie Lillian Tysinger Link. Virginia graduated from Virgilina High School, where she played on the varsity basketball team. She retired from Russell Stover Candy Factory. She was an active member serving many roles at Buffalo Baptist Tabernacle.

She is survived by a sister, Ruby L. Parrish of Rougemont, N.C.; four sons, Mark Howerton (Brenda) of Clarksville, John Howerton of Nathalie, David Howerton and Timothy Howerton of Buffalo Junction; daughters, Mary Lou H. Walker of Buffalo Junction, Sarah H. Price Evans (Perry) of Boydton and Eunice H. Risland of Smyrna, Ga. In addition, 10 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren, one step grandson, four step grandchildren and four step great grandchildren also survive.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 73 years, Louis G. Howerton; her son, James L. Howerton; her sisters, Ella Link Smith and Mary Lois Glasscock; two sons-in-law, Gary O. Risland and Dennis E. Price; a daughter-in-law, Cindy Howerton and 3 grandchildren, Dennis W. Price, Rhonda M. Price and Jamie L. Howerton.

Services were conducted Friday, Oct. 9, at Buffalo Baptist Tabernacle Church by Rev. Billy Coghill and Rev. Robert Ohlmann. The family received friends one hour before the service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to Buffalo Baptist Tabernacle, 1912 Hwy. 58, Buffalo Junction, VA 24529.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Arrangements are by Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home.

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