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“Joyce will be sadly missed. Will keep Sherry and her loved ones in prayer. Nancy SchramAccoville, WV ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Nancy Schram - Accoville, WV

“I'm so sorry about the loss of your mother. I know how you feel. I would make you're mommy so mad at me sometimes, especially when she wouldn't eat....Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Cindy Hatfield - Gilbert, WV

“Aunt Joyce had a way about her that she always made me laugh and was always ready to fill my belly went visiting her home. She will be greatly missed...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Teresa Atkins - Anniston, AL

“I'll miss you.sorry I wasn't there ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: judy grimmett (smoot) - accoville

“Sherry and family: Sorry for the loss of your mother. Thinking of you during this sad time. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Teresa Belcher - Claremont, NC

“I'm so sorry for the loss , I remember always being young and out in the hollers seeing Joyce. She was a very sweet and nice woman and will truly be...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Joey Thompson - Savannah, GA

“I am so sorry, My heart crying she was funny auntie we had a lot of good times there how you remember what a good auntie she was. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Debbie Jobe - Piedmont, AL


Joyce Wanda Atkins
of Amherstdale, WV
Joyce Wanda Atkins, 81, of Amherstdale, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 28, 2016, leaving from the home of her daughter, Sherry Adkins, at Lorado, after a long illness.
She was born on March 7, 1935, at Accoville, a daughter of the late Ralph and Lula Marie Robinson Smoot.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Rev. James Donald Atkins; one son, James Gregory Atkins; three brothers, Ronald Gene Smoot, Jesse Smoot, and Otis Smoot.
Joyce was a home maker who took great pride in her home and family. She enjoyed cooking, working in her yard, sewing, crocheting, and beautifying everything around her. A wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Joyce loved spending time with her family. She was a member of the Becco United Baptist Church for over 53 years.
Those left to cheish her memory are one daughter, Sherry (Johnny) Adkins of Lorado; one son, Kevin Shawn (Marla) Atkins of Williamson; four grandchildren, Johnny Brian (Mandi) Adkins of Neibert, Christopher James (Jacinda) Adkins of Man, Gregory James (Stacie) Atkins of Beckley, and MaShawnna Renee (Barry) Carter of Culloden; seven great-grandchildren, Colton Adkins, Bryson Adkins, Luke Adkins, Levi Adkins, Abby Atkins, Charlie Atkins, and Aiden Carter; four sisters, Anna Lee Koefoed of IL, and Linda (Jimmy) Gilbert, Jean (Bud) Blankenship, and Vickie Elkins, all of OH; two brothers, Roger (Marilyn) Smoot of OH and Richard (Cathy) Smoot of Accoville; and many nieces and nephews along with a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 12 Noon Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man with Rev. P. J. Tomblin assisted by Lay Speaker Kenny Bevins officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby.
The family will receive visitors one hour prior to services.
Pall bearers will be grandsons, nephews, and David Burgess.
Online condolences may be sent to www.krantzmcneelyfuneralhome.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man.

Funeral Home
Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home
115 Market Street Man, WV 25635
Tel. (304) 583-6582

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