L. Maxine Atkins

Died: Sun., Dec. 30, 2012

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L. Maxine Atkins, 94, Robinson, Illinois and formerly of Oblong, Illinois passed away at 6:20 a.m. Sunday, December 30, 2012, at Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, Illinois.

Born in Centralia, Illinois on January 30, 1918, she was the daughter of Tom Hammond & Etta (Klutts) Hammond. She was owner and operator of Hammond Paint & Decorating Shop, Oblong, Illinois. Her hobbies included needlework and knitting for charity groups and individuals.

On July 4, 1936, Maxine married Harry S. Atkins, who preceded her in death on February 17, 1999. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one infant brother; and one brother-in-law, John McGee.

Survivors include one daughter, Sharon K. Atkins, Robinson, Illinois; a sister, Joy McGee, Portland, Tennessee; two nieces, Charles & Gail McGee Oakley, Hendersonville, Tennessee and Tom & Cynthia McGee Austin, Portland, Tennessee and several great-nieces and great nephews.

The funeral will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 4, 2013, at the Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Illinois with Pastor Mick Laflin officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Cemetery, rural Jasper County, Illinois. Visitation is from 12:00 Noon - 1:00 p.m. Friday.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong High School Art Department with envelopes available at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, P.O. Box 121, Oblong, Illinois 62449.

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