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Jessie Opal Wakefield Atkins
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Birth: Oct. 5, 1902
Hart County
Georgia, USA
Death: Aug. 10, 2003
Greenville County
South Carolina, USA

Jessie Opal Wakefield Atkins, formerly of Old Chick Springs Road, widow of Henry Purcell Atkins, died Aug. 10, 2003, at Roger Huntington Nursing Center. She was 100.

A native of Hart County, Ga., daughter of the late Lester McGee and Roxie Anna Dickerson Wakefield. She was a former seamstress for Norris Manufacturing, was a homemaker and was a member of Lee Road Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Hugh P. and Sara Atkins, of Greer, and J. Larry and Joyce Atkins, of Wellford; nine grandchildren, John and Deborah Atkins, Geoff Atkins, Mike and Shelly Atkins, Dr. David Sudduth, Dawn Sudduth, Pam and Jim Harrison, Kara and Brent Ponder, Susan and Tim Reynolds and Cindy and Mike Chibbaro; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Atkins was predeceased by a daughter, Sarah Jo Sudduth; and a brother, Lester Wakefield.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at The Wood Mortuary, conducted by Dr. Bill Hightower and the Rev. Ralph Hefner. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Honorary escort will be the Alice Gibson Sunday School Class.

Visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at The Wood Mortuary.

The family is at the home of a son: Hugh Atkins, 209 Highland Drive, Greer.

Memorials may be made to Roger Huntington Nursing Center, Activity Fund, 313 Memorial Drive, Greer, SC 29650.


Published in The Greenville News on August 12, 2003 
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  Henry Purcell Atkins (1897 - 1982)
  Sara Jo Atkins Sudduth (1925 - 1975)*
*Calculated relationship
Woodlawn Memorial Park
Greenville County
South Carolina, USA
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Record added: Apr 14, 2012
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