Atkins, Hazel Marie

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Hazel Marie Atkins, 88, of Virginia Avenue in Hoges Chapel near Pembroke departed this life peacefully at her home Wednesday morning, September 12, 2007 after a long illness.

Born in Hoges Chapel on June 19, 1919, she was a daughter of the late Crozier C. and Minnie Price Williams. She was a member of Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church in Hoges Chapel.

Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur A. Atkins, Jr.; her brothers, Minor, Strother, Ken, and Ray Williams; and her sisters, Ora Smith, Ruby Smith, Mary Meredith, and Margaret Ann Williams. She leaves to cherish her memory a son, Steve Atkins of Hoges Chapel; a daughter, Debbie Atkins of Hoges Chapel; grandsons, T.J. Atkins and Zachary Atkins; a sister, Eloise W. McGuire of Hoges Chapel; a sister-in-law, Preston M. Williams of Pembroke; and her caregiver and sons, Tina Steenken, D.J. and R.J.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, September 14, 2007 at 2 p.m. in The Kendall Funeral Home at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening, September 13, 2007 from 6 to 8 p.m. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting