Stella B. Atkins
(Nov. 14, 2012)
Stella B. Atkins of Tellico Plains, passed away at 9:20
a.m., Wednesday, at her home. She was a member of New Providence Baptist Church
and has been a Sunday School teacher in many churches during her years as a
minister's wife. She was instrumental in starting the W.M.U. program at Liberty
Baptist Church in Greenback.
She was 86.
Preceded in death by: grandson, Jamie Atkins; parents, T.J.
and Vallie Nichols Bradford; sisters, Osa Hunt Marie Phillips, Pauline Maxwell
and Edna Thomas; brothers, Ivan, Ray and Calvin Bradford.
Survivors include: husband-Rev. James Atkins;
Daughters and sons-in-law-Rita and Ron Miller, Debbie and Dennis
Perrine and Angie and Rex Stone;
Sons and daughters-in-law-Rev. Rick and Kathy Atkins and
Rev. Gerald and Vivian Atkins;
Grandchildren and spouses-Christy and Derek McCosh, Eric and
Cindy Atkins, Brad and Tabatha Atkins; Forrest Atkins, Keren Miller, Denny and
Julie Perrine, Dusty Perrine, Steven and Lacey Stone and Dakota Stone;
Several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Sunday at New Providence
Baptist Church with Revs. Don Rockholt and Charles Cassady officiating.
Interment will be in church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made
to New Providence Baptist Church building fund P.O. Box 1088, Tellico Plains,
TN 37385. Family will receive friends from 5-8 p.n., Saturday, at Biereley-Hale
Funeral Home, Tellico Plains.