Virginia Lee Howton, age 87, died Monday, September 3, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East, Memphis, TN. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home and Crematory, 2nd Avenue North location. A memorial service will be held at a later date at New Salem Baptist Church. One of five children of the late Harry W. and Kathryn Whitmore Lee, Mrs. Howton was born September 14, 1930, in Rogersville, TN. She was a Civil Service employee and worked at Naval Air Station and Langley Air Force Base, both in Newport News, VA and the Atlanta Army Depot, Atlanta, GA. She also served as Command Secretary to the Commanding General, Third Army, Fort McPherson, GA. She attended Living Faith Tabernacle Church. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Harry W. Lee, Jr.; and sister-in-law, Jean Stone. She is survived by her husband, Harold G. Howton of Caledonia, MS; her sons, Everett Parrish (Karen) of Senoia, GA and Bruce Parrish of Lynchburg, VA; and daughters, Deborah Parrish Gregory (Bill) of Stockbridge, GA and Dr. Melanie Howton Gruner (Dale) of Lynchburg, VA; step-sons, Harold G. Howton, Jr. of Talapoosa, GA and Alan Wayne Howton of Duluth, GA; and step-daughter, Janet Howton Warren (Bill) of Douglasville, GA. She is also survived by her brothers, Jimmy Stone and Bobby Lee (Shirley), both of North Carolina; and her sister, Bonnie Rogers (Jerry) of Newport News, VA; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the donorís favorite charity or church.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on September 8, 2018
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