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,
Tennessee.

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
services.
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