Mildred Girdie Adkins Throckmorton of South Boston passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019.

She was born in Pittsylvania County on Sept. 23, 1929 and was 89 years of age.

Mrs. Throckmorton was the daughter of the late Edgar Irvin Adkins and the late Willie Margaret Davis Adkins Stanley.

She was married to the late Leonard Grayson Throckmorton.

She was a member of Catawba Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher and president of the WMU.

Survivors include her children, Vicki T. Cochran of South Boston, Michele T. Crews and husband Ted of Nathalie and Leonard Grayson Throckmorton Jr. and wife Kim of South Boston; grandchildren Mary Hodges Thomas and husband Derek of Nathalie, Thomas Grey Crews of South Boston and Leah Grey Long of Halifax; and great-grandchildren Abigail Thomas and Aidan Thomas.

Her siblings, Rudolph Adkins and Nellie Young, also preceded Mrs. Throckmorton in death.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Catawba Baptist Church with the Rev. LeRoy Davis officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Saturday, one hour prior to the service at the church, and other times at her home, 1071 Acorn Road, Nathalie.

For memorials consider a charity of choice.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, South Boston.