Peggy Ann Blevins Atkins, age 76, died Friday, January 6, 2017 at Bristol Regional Medical Center, Bristol, Tenn.
Peggy Atkins was a saint. She loved everybody. Peggy was the anchor in her family and always made sure they were number one and had everything they needed. Perched on her stool, and with help from her family, she would can and can and can some more. She attended the Atkins First Church of God, was a member of the Davis Memorial Methodist Church and the Atkins Ruritan Club. Peggy never complained, unless it was about the tv being too loud. And she never missed a chance to watch Song of the Mountains, Nightmare on Elm Street or Saturday Night Live with her children. The grandkids loved to watch QVC with her. The family would like to thank the staff of Smyth County, Richardson’s and Abingdon Ambulance Services, Dr. Nelson Gwaltney and the wound care staff with Bristol Regional Medical Center. Peggy was a special lady and she will be missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Nellie Blevins; son, Charles W. Atkins; half-brother, Kenneth Plummer; and special sister-in-law and best friend, Leala A Porter.
Peggy is survived by her husband of 58 years, Charles P. Atkins of Atkins, Va.; daughters, Anne Atkins-Testerman and husband, John of Atkins, Va., Sue A. Marchant and husband, Mike of Atkins, Va.; son, Thomas P. Atkins and wife, Holly of Wytheville, Va.; sisters, Janie B. Catron and husband, Binker of Atkins, Va., Dorothy Gillespie and husband, Johnny of Marion, Va., Carol B. Blackwell of Staunton, Va.; special sister-in-law, Anna Lee Plummer of Atkins, Va.; grandsons, Brandon E. Smith and wife, Stephanie of Wytheville, Va., Jonathon “C.D.” Testerman and special friend, Kristin of Charlotte, N.C., Brandon Marchant and wife, Brandi of Marion, Va.; granddaughter, Jessica A Cornett and husband, Adam of Elk Creek, Va.; special granddaughters, Stacie Lester and husband, Lonzo of Lebanon, Va., Heather N. Marchant of Atkins, Va.; special aunt, Ruby Cassell of Marion, Va.; special cousin, Margaret Kuhrt of Cleveland, Ohio; eight great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and a very special pet, Rockwell.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Pastor Mike Sage officiating. Graveside services will follow at Rose Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday, January 9, 2017 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.seaverbrown.com. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory is honored to serve the Atkins family.