Velma Marie Atkins

March 18, 1918January 26, 2013

Velma Marie (Scott) Atkins, 94, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2013 in Wichita Falls. Funeral Services will be held at 10 AM on Thursday, January 31, 2013 in the chapel at Dutton Funeral Home with Rev. Dennis Neal, Faith Baptist Church of Iowa Park, officiating. Graveside Services will follow at Highland Cemetery under the direction of Dutton Funeral Home in Iowa Park.

Velma was born March 18, 1918 in Teague, Texas to Robert Lee Scott and Eva Leona (Samford) Barge. She married George Atkins on August 14, 1948 in San Antonio, Texas and has lived in Iowa Park since 1962. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church of Iowa Park where she was very involved in her Sunday school class and anywhere she could find to serve in the church. She was a private duty caregiver who loved helping people in their time of need. At one point in time, she worked as a sales clerk at a local variety store. She was a loving mother and grandmother.

Velma was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and all of her siblings.

Velma is survived by her son, George Robert “Bobby” Atkins of Iowa Park; five grandchildren, Sage Wright of Wichita Falls; Lori Voie of Wenatchee, Washington; Rick Hughes of Barrow, Alaska; Virgle Hughes of Valdez, Alaska; and Joey Anderson of Columbia, South Carolina; five great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorials may be made to the Iowa Park Volunteer Fire Department, the Iowa Park Police Department, or to the Faith Baptist Church of Iowa Park Building Fund.

The family would like to thank all of those who have helped out over the years in showing their love and support to Velma and the family. Special thanks to Naomi and Johnny Bookout who have become more like family instead of friends; to Specialty Nursing for their help; and to Danny and Lewis Skinner, who have helped so much over the years in helping Velma when she needed it most.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 31, 2013

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Virgil and Grace and Sagen Hughes

February 13, 2013

Love ya grandma time to enjoy the benifits tell mom I love and miss her.

Rick Hughes

February 12, 2013

As the oldest grand child I have so many memories of her. From Alaska when I was young to California when my best friend Uncle Bobby and I would play army in the woods.Later in Texas we would visit and I would enjoy the stories she told about our family. I will miss her! I hope Grandma, Mom and Aunt Joyce will have a chance to enjoy each other again!
I love you Grandma Ricky....

Tanner Hickman

February 9, 2013

I wasnt able to meet my Grandma Atkins in person, but I was able to talk with her over the phone. She and I both appreciated the chance to do that. I had looked forward to meeting her.

And although I did not meet her in person, the love that she showed to me will never be forgotten.

Bill Hughes

January 31, 2013

Velma was a family women. She loved her family and she loved her God. If anyone deserves to go to Heaven, it is Velma. God Bless You Velma~you are forgiven.

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Bruce Voie

January 30, 2013

Velma welcomed me into her family when I first met her about five years ago. I had the pleasure of traveling to her home and socializing with her on three occasions. She was a gracious host who deeply cared about her family and loved the Lord. On our last trip to Texas, to see her, we "carried" Velma to Oklahoma to see Quanah Parkers Star House, which she relished do to her heritage.

Lori Voie

January 30, 2013

As the grand-daughter to Velma~I am grateful for the opportunity to get to know her as I did. She LOVED her children,grandchilden and great-grandchildren. Whether face to face or long distance~she wanted to hear ALL about what was going on in everyones lives! Even up to the end, she could remember it all! I will miss our calls together~ I will miss her cards as she was deligent in never missing a birthday or holiday~

And to you Uncle Bobby~who forsook your own life to take your best care of our Grandma~I thank you. You kept your promise~you did well.

January 30, 2013

Velma was my mother-in-law for 31 years. I could not have asked for a better one.Then for twenty years after Joyce passed, she was a very best long distance friend. She treated my new wife Betty Jo like she had know her all her life. Although we did not speak very often, we will miss her.
Joe "Andy" and Betty Jo Anderson