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Debra Atkison

Debra A. Atkison of Franklin, won her beautiful wings Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 surrounded by her loving family.

Debbie was born on Oct. 29, 1953, in Washington to George I. (Tony) and Sue A. Sims (Pride). Debbie is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Roger Atkison. They were married in Hartsville, Tenn., on July 3, 1972.

Debbie graduated from Shoals High School in 1971 and Vincennes Business College in 1972. She was employed by Johnson County REMC as an administrative assistant for more than 20 years.

Debbie was a very active member of Turning Point Church in Franklin.

Debbie was a much loved wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend who will forever live in the hearts of her sons, Adam K. Atkison and wife Kristi, and Ryan C. Atkison; her three grandsons, Owen, Griffin and Camden who were the light of her life, and her siblings, Penny Gibbs, Annette Taylor and Greg and Tony Sims. Debbie will also greatly loved by several nephews and nieces.

Debbie was preceded in death by her grandparents, Jasper N. Sims, Lillian L. Hagerty and Alvin and Bonnie Pride.

Debbie loved vacations and holidays spent with family. She also loved quilting, decorating, crafts and visiting antique shops.

Visitation will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Turning Point Church in Franklin, with the Celebration of Life service at 4 p.m. A second visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Queen Lee Funeral Home in Shoals with a service at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made honoring Debbie’s life to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, donor services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202 or online.

Arrangements were entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Vandivier Tudor Chapel.

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