Perfater, Edith Ellen Linkous, age 89, of Blacksburg died, Friday, October 30, 2009, at Montgomery Regional Hospital. She was born in Merrimac, VA on August 26, 1920 to the late John T. and Flora Pugh Linkous. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Perfater, a daughter, Vera Perfater McLeod. She is survived by her three grandchildren, Donnie McLeod of Blacksburg, Annette McLeod of Blacksburg, Carolyn and Ben Hanneman of Riner; three great-grandchildren, Peter McLeod, Joy and Caleb Hanneman.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, November 2, 2009 at 11 a.m. in the Merrimac Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Jerry Sloss officiating. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Christiansburg.