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Rita Mae Benefield Atkins
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Birth: Apr. 2, 1909
Alexander County
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 19, 1979
Pemiscot County
Missouri, USA

Services for Rita Mae Atkins, 69, who died March 19th at the hospital in Hayti, were held March 21st at 4 p.m. at the Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Martin Capehart officiating.
Burial was in Little Prsirie Cemetery in Caruthersville with Dean Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
She was born April 2nd, 1909 in Thebes, Ill. the daughter of the late John and Mattie Burdgett Benefield. She married William Thomas Atkins in 1922. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include three sons Raymond Atkins of Helena, Ark., Roy Atkins of Flint, Mich., and Paul Atkins of Greenbair, Ark.; two daughters, Marth Lindsey of Caruthersville and Shirley Sherrell of Millington, Tenn.; one sister, Alice Dodson of Caruthersville; one brother, Ray Benefield of Caruthersville; 12 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Charles Dodson, Eugene Dodson, Alfred Smith, Jerry Smith, Connie Kelly, and Virgil Edwards.
Pemiscot Journal - Caruthersville, Missouri - March 27, 1979 
Family links: 
  Mattie Burgess Stapleton (1878 - 1963)
  Martha L. Atkins Lindsey (1940 - 1999)*
  Rita Mae Benefield Atkins (1909 - 1979)
  Alice Genevieve Benefield Dodson (1916 - 2004)*
*Calculated relationship
In loving memory
Little Prairie Cemetery
Pemiscot County
Missouri, USA
Created by: wanda
Record added: Sep 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42541951
Rita Mae <i>Benefield</i> Atkins
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