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“Peggy was a great lady and friend she loved telling storys about her husband and family .she will be missed a lot. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: melissa - friend and caregiver

“Dear Ron and Karen & family We are in Va visiting family, and received the news of Peggy from Estilene Hunter, we are so sorry and wish we could have...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Clarence Kirby - friends

“Glad she got to enjoy the Christmas lights while she lived at Wyndam Park. She was a sweet and loving lady.Prayers for her family. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Roger & Linda McClure - columbia, TN

“She was such a fine person. My memories of her stem mostly from her involvement at Riverside. Her dignity and generous nature were always apparent....Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Jim Minatra - Johnson City, TN

“I met Peggy at Morningside. She was a very dear lady and a friend to many. She will truly be missed. She always loved talking about her family. My...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Carole Knight - Columbia - friend

“Ronnie, Having lost our mom last winter, Burt and I realize what you are experiencing this week. We enjoyed your mom in our youth and always...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Suzanne Hewgley Freeman - TN

“Ronnie and family, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Peggy. She was such a big part of my childhood in Columbia, one of a group of dear...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Audrey Derryberry Massey - AL

“I remember meeting Peggy several years ago at a UMW retreat at Beersheba and later at several other district & conference events. It was a treat to...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Dawn Yelverton - Columbia, TN

“Peggy Atkisson was a nice neighbor of ours at Wyndham Park Senior Community for several years before she moved to Morningside. We are sorry to hear...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Mary Anne & Tommy Rowan - TN

“Ronnie and Family: I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. She was always very kind to me, both as a child in Riverside and as a student...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Roy Steele - Ft. Worth, TX

“Ron, sorry to hear about you mother, she was real sweet checking up on me during my Liver transplant. She always made me fill welcome everytime I...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Donnie Heer - Cousin

“Dear Ron- I am sorry to learn of your mother's death. I know you will miss Peggy greatly. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Clark Quin - Columbia, TN

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Mrs. Peggy Jane Miller Atkisson, 82, resident of Riverside Drive in Franklin and former long time resident of Newt Hood Road in Columbia, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Williamson Medical Center.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 12:00 noon at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Tony Brown and Rev. David Spencer officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials to Riverside United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 392, Columbia, TN 38402. Condolences may be offered online at www.oakesandnichols.com.

The Maury County native was the daughter of the late John O. Miller and Maria Frances Derryberry Miller and was a 1949 graduate of Columbia Central High School. On May 5, 1950 she married HMC Branch Tell "Corky" Atkisson, Jr., USNR (Ret.) who preceded her in death August 14, 2009. She was an active member of Riverside United Methodist Church since 1950 where she served on the Administrative Board, sang in the choir, taught Sunday School, and served on various other committees. She was very active in the United Methodist Women serving in offices at her local church, Columbia District and Tennessee Conference and was Assistant Dean of the UMW School of Mission at Martin College.

Mrs. Atkisson was a Past President and lifetime member of the Riverside Elementary School P.T.A. She had worked for the Maury County Board of Education for seventeen years as a substitute teacher, secretary at Central High School and Teacher's Aid. She was a member and Past President of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Fleet Reserve #110 Association in Nashville and was a former part time secretary at Middle Tennessee Armature Works. She was a long time member of the APTA and served on the board as well. She was past President of the Dimple of the Universe Camping Club and had enjoyed camping for many years. For eleven years she was manager of the Top Value Stamp Redemption Center in Columbia.

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother survived by son, Ronald "Ron" Douglas (Karen) Atkisson of Brentwood; granddaughter, Stephanie Lynn Mosier of Brentwood; grandson, Branch Tell "B.T." (Jenny) Atkisson, III of Spring Hill; great-grandsons, Jackson Douglas Mosier of Brentwood, Bryson Trussell Atkisson of Spring Hill; great-granddaughter, Laelyn Rose Atkisson of Spring Hill; niece, Wanda Smith (Jim) Duncan of Nashville; nephew, John B. "Johnny" Smith of Columbia; aunt, Ollie Minor of Columbia; and sister-in-law, Geraldine Alexander of Tullahoma.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Mable Ann Miller Smith and infant brother, John O. Miller, Jr.

Active pallbearers will be Johnny Smith, Skipper Brown, Gerald Martin, Donny Walters, Marvin Davis, Clifton Miller, M.T. Potts and George Woody. Honorary pallbearers include the Fellowship Class of Riverside United Methodist Church, members of the United Methodist Women, and classmates from the Central High School graduating class of 1949.

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