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Obituaries June 10


Alma Atkins, 83

Alma Atkins, 83, of Exeter, Calif., died Thursday, May 29, 2003, in Visalia.

She was born Oct. 26, 1919, in Dora, to Zeneth and Janie Wilmoth.

She married John W. Atkins on March 3, 1940, in Roswell. They moved to Exeter in 1945. Family members said she enjoyed sewing, crocheting, reading, playing cards and visiting with friends.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Jannie Willoby and Jackie M. Stacey.

She is survived by her husband; two children, John Wooley Jr. of Portales and Sarah Frances Stevens of Crane, Mo.; six sisters, Mildred Widener of Clovis, Elzada Harvey of Camden, Ark., Billie Jean Connley of Bend, Ore., Yvonne Evans of Broken Bow, Okla., Norma L. Massey of McDonald and Wanda Posey of Boonesville, Ark.; and 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (PDT) today at Evans-Miller Exeter Chapel in Exeter.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. (PDT) today at Evans-Miller Exeter Chapel.

Burial will be at Exeter District Cemetery in Exeter.

Arrangements are by Evans-Miller Exeter Chapel of Exeter.


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