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Joyce Ann (Taylor) AtkeisonDecember 5, 1938 ~ September 27, 2017 (age 78)
Joyce Ann Taylor Atkeison, age 78, resident of Somerville and wife of the late Ralph Howse Atkeison, died Wednesday morning, September 27, 2017 at her residence.
Services of Remembrance for Mrs. Atkeison were conducted at 3 P.M. Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Christ Presbyterian Church in the Warren Community. The officiating ministers were Rev. John P. Sartelle, pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church and Dr. Kenneth Culver, pastor of Warren Community Church. Interment followed in the Somerville City Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Peebles Fayette County Funeral Homes & Cremation Center – Main Chapel of Somerville.
Mrs. Atkeison was born December 5, 1938 in the Warren Community of Fayette County. She was a graduate of Fayette County High School Class of 1956 and was a lifelong resident of Fayette County. She was married June 29, 1957 to Ralph Howse Atkeison and she was a member of Somerville First Baptist Church. Mrs. Atkeison enjoyed socializing, dancing, flowers, listening to music and serving her customers while working at local businesses. She was employed at Price’s Drug Store, Cooksey’s Clothing Store and as a bank teller at First State Bank in Somerville before her retirement. Mrs. Atkeison will be remembered for being a family-oriented person who received much pleasure in special times with her family members, especially her grandchildren.
Mrs. Atkeison is survived by her daughter, Tanya Atkeison Moore (Tommy) of Somerville, TN; her son, Michael Ralph Atkeison (Becky) of Somerville, TN; her sister, Rubye Callahan of Holly Springs, MS; two brothers, Edward Taylor (Hazel) of Memphis, TN, Connie Taylor (Rose) of Mesa, AZ; her sister-in-law, Jean Taylor; three grandchildren, Bradley Moore (Cassidy), Brooke Moore Jenkins (Zach), John Michael Atkeison; her great-granddaughter, Mattie Laine Jenkins; her special friend, Pete Williams of Somerville, TN; and her caregiver and friend, Katie Clark of Somerville, TN.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Ralph Howse Atkeison who died November 23, 2002; her parents, Hoyette Lee Taylor and Liza Viola Markle Taylor; two sisters, Thelma Dennie, Virginia Holmes; and her brother, James Taylor.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers were Bradley Moore, John Michael Atkeison, Tommy Moore, Raymond Kelley, Bill Rhea and Rob Rhea. Honorary pallbearers were Pete Williams and Alex Moore.
The family requests that memorials be directed to the Somerville First Baptist Church, 12685 S. Main Street, Somerville, TN 38068.