Verna Hankla Linkous
FUnSERIIIGE Foii miioos Rites For Prominent Virginia Side Woman Held At Graham Graham Methodist; Death Followed Followed Short Illness Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon in the presence of a large concourse of relatives and friends of Mrs. Verna Linkous, whose death occurred early Sunday morning, following an illnesa of two weeks. The services were held at the Graham Methodist church. Mrs. Linkous was 47 years of age. She -was before her marriage a Miss Hankla. the daughter of the late Wll- lliun Hankla. of Rural Retreat. She was the widow of B. M. Linkous, whose death occurred twenty years ago. Her hu.sband's father, the late J. T. Linkous. at one time owned most of the land where the city of Bluefield. Va.. now stands. Soon after-the death of her husband husband Mrs. Linkous became associated associated with Mrs. George Dodd In the operation of the Fashion shop, and during her business career she come incontact with many people, all whom were, her friends. For nast year, she had been with the Bettv Lee shop. Bluefield, W. Va., as saleslady. Mrs. Linkous was a member of the Graham Preshytcrlau chumh and her noble Christian character endeared her to many friends. The funeral was held In the auditorium auditorium of the Graham Methodist church, with Dr. S. W. Moore, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, Bluefield, W. Va.; Dr. C. G. Gunn. pastor of the Westminster Presbyterian Presbyterian church. Bluefield. W. Va.. and the Rev. G. F. Patterson. pa!?tor of the Graham Presbj'terian church, in charge of tho service. Interment was in Maple Hill cemetery. cemetery. West Graham. The music was furnished by a local quartet. Many beautiful floral offerings were banked around the casket and altar as a token of friends and loved ones of the esteem in which Mrs. Linkous' memory was held. Surviving are tour children, three sons and one daughter: Blair. Warren Warren and Robert Linkous. and Miss Elizabeth Linkous. the latter is a student at Fredericksburg State Teachers college. She Is also survived by three brothers and four sisters. The brothers are C. W. Hankla. of Rur ral Retreat; Dr. R. D. Hankla. and E. W. Hankla. of Bluefield. W. Va.; and Mrs. R. L. Cormelison. of Bristol: Bristol: Mrs. D. J. Blankenbecker, of Atkins: Mrs. J. M. Nuckolls, of Galax, Galax, and Mrs. W. R. Coffey. Bluefield. \V. Va. Mrs. Linkous was the stepmother stepmother of Mrs. Mae Donaghue, of Princeton.