Ethel Marie Atkins

November 23, 1949March 11, 2013
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Mrs. Ethel Marie Atkins of Thorn Hill, TN was born November 23, 1949 and passed away March 10, 2013 at the University of Tennessee Hospital in Knoxville, TN. She was a graduate of Claiborne County High School, employee of By-Lo Markets for 38 years. She was a member of Liberty Missionary Baptist Church in Grainger County. She loved her grandchildren, gardening and flowers. She was preceded in death by her parents, Isaac and Rutha Breeding Taylor; brothers, Ray and Bob Taylor and 2 infant sisters. She is survived by her husband of 44 years: Clarence (Chunk) Atkins of Thorn Hill, TN Sons & wives: Earl & Charlene Atkins Eddie Ray & Kristy Atkins David & Christy Atkins Special Grandsons: Ethan and Spencer Special Great Grandson: Cayson Setsor 3 step Grandchildren 7 step great Grandchildren Sisters: Ruby Spence of Thorn Hill, TN Louise (Charles) Jarnigan of Tazewell, TN Sister-in-law: Mrs. Helen Jean Taylor of Morristown, TN Brothers: Alf (Irene) Taylor of Tazewell, TN Fred (Tina) Taylor of Thorn Hill, TN Paul (Barbara) Taylor of Tazewell, TN Roy (Kim) Taylor of Knoxville, TN Shirley (Josie) Taylor of Michigan Bruce (Bobby) Taylor of Michigan Special Friend: Katherine Brantley Pallbearers: Roy Lynn Taylor, Keith Collins, Joey Coffey, Tim Spencer, Gary Wayne Singleton, Tony Atkins And a host of other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 P.M. Tuesday and Wednesday at Coffey Funeral Home in Tazewell, TN. Funeral service 2:00 P.M. Thursday March 14, 2013 at Coffey Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in the Atkins Cemetery at Broken Valley. Ministers: Rev. Curt Reed and Rev. Ira C. Dalton Singers: The Rev. Fred Reed Family Honorary Pallbearers: Greg Jarnigan and Pat Taylor Coffey Funeral Home in charge.


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 12, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 14, 2013

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Novella Napier

March 14, 2013

My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.

John Taylor & FAMILY

March 13, 2013

God has taken his angel home so she can watch over here love ones all the time. our thoughts and prayers are with you all, from all of us out here in TEXAS

Dale Dalton

March 13, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Sheila Jarnigan

March 13, 2013

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

March 12, 2013

We are sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Terry, Brenda Taylor, Christine Applegate and Linda Manning

Margaret (Seals) Bull

March 12, 2013

To all of Marie's family: May the peace and love of God be felt by each of you during this time of grief. With deepest sympathy, Margaret (Seals) Bull and family

Faye Hill

March 12, 2013

To all of Marie's family: Sending love and comfort to you. May God give you peace this day and in the days to come. Your cousin, Faye (Fred) Hill

Karen Collins

March 12, 2013

To all the family of Marie.
You are in our prayers. Cherish all the memories you created .


Aunt Estelle Bunch and Karen

March 12, 2013

To all the family of Marie Atkins: May the peace and love of God be felt by each of you during this time of grief.

Jeff and Josh Pressnell

March 11, 2013

Clarence and family, I am so sorry to here about Aunt Marie, she was a wonderful person and had such a kind heart. Each and everyone is in my prayers.