Virginia Watkins Barksdale Dies - 1937
in of a South Boston Mrs. Barksdale Buried SOUTH BOSTON, Dec. 31.—Funeral- services for Mrs. Virginia Watkins Barksdale, widow of the late Judge W. R. Barksdale. was held from the. Presbyterian church at Halifax county today at 12:30. Mrs. Barksdale died at the Confederate Home for Women at Richmond Wednesday following an illnes of five weks. She was 80 years of age at the time of her death. .Rev. W. W. Glass, pastor of the Halifax Presbyterian church, to which the deceased belonged for many years, conducted the services. He was assisted assisted by Rev R. W. Kirkpatrlck, of South Boston. Interment was held In Halifax cemetery. Mrs. Barksdale comes from one of Virginia's great old families. She was born in Charlotte county, the daughter daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Venable Watkins. A great part of her life, however, was spent in Halifax county, where she resided with her sister, Mrs. Henry Paul Carrington, with her brother, Hal J. Watkins, our distln- guishe4 former superintendent of schools, and later as the wife of the late Judge William R. Barksdale. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Henry Paul Carrington, of Oxford. N. and Mrs. Richard Reynolds, of I Florida. Her brother, Hal J. Watkins also survives.