FRANCES F. ATKINS - age 88, of Knoxville, passed away 4:49 p.m. Sunday, December 4, 2016 at her home.
She was of the Baptist faith and retired as a store manager for Jimmy Alexander at Kay's Ice Cream after 56 years of service.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Alice Stevens; husband, Charles E. Atkins; and sister, Faye Arterburn.
She is survived by her caregiver and friend, Debbie McElhose; and longtime friend and co-worker, Bobbie Yoder both of Knoxville, as well as several longtime friends and co-workers from Kay's Ice Cream.
The family and friends will meet at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Cemetery for a graveside service and interment with Reverend Larry Winters officiating.
The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Thursday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at North Broadway.
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