Mr. George Rudolph Askins

June 5, 1932January 30, 2011

Mr. George Rudolph Asking age 78 of Marietta died Sunday, January 30, 2011. Funeral services will be held 2 pm, Wednesday at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home. Rev. Mike Stephens officiating. Interment Pine Ridge Memorial Park. Born in Lipcomb, AL. Mr. Askins was in sales for Ryder Trucks for several years before opening and running the Due West Hardware Store for 30 years. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War. A member of the Lost Mountain Kiwanis and was a Clown for the shriners for many years. He attended Burnt Hickory Baptist. Proceeded in death by son Ruby Askins Jr.

Survivors: Wife Sarah Askins of Marietta Son – Keith & LaVonna Askins of Marietta 2 daughters – Cindy Askins; Gina McFarland of Birmingham, AL Sister Elssen Kliner of Birmingham, AL Grandchildren Sarena Askins and Taryn Caudell of Dallas, GA Great Granddaughter Georgianna Caudell

Family will receive friends from 6 till 9 Tuesday at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home or


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 2, 2011
  • Visitation Tuesday, February 1, 2011

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January 27, 2012

Thier is not a day go by that I don't think of my dad. He made me what I am today, I love you dad.

Richard Craver

January 25, 2012

A while later and we still think of George and his positive contribution to our lives.

February 2, 2011

We always appreciated Mr. Askins for his kindness and helpfulness to us when we visited the store. We especially remember how he would honor his customers by posting their birthdays and other special occasion dates on his sign. Mr. Askins will be missed greatly. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this time. The Saliba Family

Joanne Melear, RN

February 1, 2011

It was my honor serving such an amazing man as George. I'm thrilled that he is finally celebrating in heaven. He deserves the very best and it is now his.

Keith Askins

February 1, 2011

My dad was the greatest man I will ever know, he taught me everything that it takes to be a father and a man. I hope and pray that I can be half the man my father was. I love you dad, your son

Richard Craver

January 31, 2011

George was, and is, a highlight in our years here at Due West, doing what he could to help. Fond memories of being with him, either him loading our yard equipment on his trailer or when he worked in his store. Wonderful family.

Taryn Caudell

January 31, 2011

George Askins was my Pawpaw. As a little girl, I looked to him to play. To love. As a young girl, he was one of my biggest fans. From school to sports, he always was proud of me. As a young adult, he helped me no matter how many times i fell on my face. And the last few years before he died, he kept reminding me to stay in the grace of the Lord and always turn to him. Always lean on him and never question him. Its because of him that my relationship with the Lord continues to grow every day. So today, as an adult, I look to him with admiration for the man he was and will forever be in my heart. I'll never forget that voice saying "Hey Taters" when i walked in to see him. Now I have two amazing angels watching over me and my family...Sr and Jr. I promise to stay "forever in his grace" Pawpaw. I love you, Taters