Norman Douglas Atkins

September 4, 1925August 12, 2013

Norman Douglas Atkins went home to be with The Lord on Monday, August 12, 2013 in Vestavia Hills, AL at the age of 87. Douglas was born September 4, 1925 in Counce, TN to the late Hudson Johnny and Mary Dale Atkins. He was a long-time resident of Corinth, MS and lived in Vestavia Hills, AL for the past 3 years. Douglas graduated from Shiloh High School in Pittsburg Landing, TN. Upon graduation he enlisted in the Navy where he served as a Motor Machinist Mate for his Landing Craft in World War II. For many years he and his father owned Atkins Supermarket in Counce, TN.   Douglas retired from Hall Printing Company in Corinth, MS. He attended Tate Baptist Church.


Douglas was preceded in death by his brother, Paul Hudson Atkins, and his great grandson, Brantley Michael Vickers.  His loving survivors are his wife of 64 years, Mabel Louise Atkins and his daughter, Vicki Atkins Magee (husband Tommy), his grandchildren, Brandi Magee Vickers (husband Jonathan) and Cori Magee Prier (husband Scott) and his six great grandchildren, Kenton Thomas Vickers, Halle Addison Vickers, Averee Brooke Vickers, Paige Claiton Prier, Hudson Robert Prier and Hayden Olivia Prier all of Vestavia Hills, AL.


Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 15,2013 from 11 o’clock in the morning until service time at 1 o’clock in the afternoon at which time a celebration of life will take place at McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors in Corinth, MS.  A private burial will take place following the services.


  • Visitation Thursday, August 15, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 15, 2013

Norman Douglas Atkins

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August 16, 2013

May God give you strength, support and comfort during this difficult time. Be assured of his deep love and concern for you. 1 JOHN 4:9,10,19.

With My Deepest Sympathy,

From the Staff of McPeters Funeral Directors

August 14, 2013

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.