Graveside services for Mrs. Phyllis R. Atherton, 72, of
Gainesboro, Tennessee, will be held at 10 A.M. on Friday, July
14, at the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery in the Stone
community of Jackson County.
No visitation is planned at the funeral home.
Mrs. Atherton passed away on Wednesday, July 12, 2006, at
the Mabry Health Care and Rehab Center in Gainesboro,
She was born May 1, 1934, in Eldorado, Illinois to the late
Clifford Wilks and Opal Bowman Wilks. On October 16,
1954, she was married to the late Donald R. Atherton, who
passed away on January 23, 1999. Mrs. Atherton was a
secretary to the vice-president of Columbia Records.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in
death by 2 Brothers: Pete & George Wilks.
Survivors include 1 Son and Daughter-in-Law: James A.
and Lisa Atherton of Yorktown, VA; 1 Daughter and
Son-in-Law: Janet and Kevin McQuillen of Newport News, VA;
5 Grandchildren: Sarah, Brian, Mathew, Maria, and Melissa; 1
Great-Grandchild: Daniel; and 4 Sisters: Mary Jo Davis of
Gainesboro, TN; Sharon Sikorski of Grayling, MI; Donna Parr of
Taylor, MI; and Barbara Hernden of Clarksville, TN.
Bro. Dan Huffines and James A. Atherton will officiate at the
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