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Willie 'Billie' K Athon

November 10, 1923 August 5, 2013
Willie 'Billie' K Athon
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Obituary for Willie 'Billie' K Athon

Willie “Billie” Kitchens Athon, age 89, of 209 E. Allen Street, Leslie, died August 5, 2013 at Perfect Care. A native of Macon county, she was born November 10, 1923, a daughter of the late Henry Grady and Mary Lou Chambliss Kitchens. Mrs. Athon was a member of the Hobby Club, Leslie Garden Club and President of the UMW and a member of Desoto United Methodist Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at Desoto United Methodist Church with Rev. Guy Mathis and Rev. Keith Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Steve Reynolds, Mike Reynolds, Glen Grizzle, Craig Douglas, Kirby Kitchens and Kelley Kitchens. The family will receive friends Tuesday, August 6, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel and at other times at the residence of Sue Minick, 366 Wohlwender Road. The family suggest that memorial contributions be made to Desoto United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 160, Desoto, Ga. 31743; Perfect Care Activity Fund, 114 Sullivan Drive, Americus, Ga. 31709 or to Phoebe Sumter Hospice, P. O. Box 1434, Americus, Ga. 31709. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Elton Sharp of Andersonville and Sue and Danny Minick of Americus; a sister, Evelyn Grizzle of Bonaire; three brothers, Grady Kitchens of Hideaway, Texas, Ronnie Kitchens of Vienna and Tommy Kitchens of Bonaire and a sister-in-law, Tillie Kitchens of Sante Fe, NM; six grandchildren, Bill Wells, Andrea Hand, Mark Minick, Mimi Hook, Shawn Sharp and Shane Sharp; 9 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Athon; a daughter, Joyce Athon Toms , one sister and two brothers.

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