Born Jan. 19, 1931, in Clarkton, Mo., daughter of the late Andrew Thomas and Sadie Louisa Ward Thaxton, she was of the Baptist faith and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Malden.
On June 16, 1946, in Piggott, Ark., she married Raymond Royce Atchley, who preceded her in death on Sept. 20, 1984. She was also preceded in death by one son, Jimmy Steven Atchley; three brothers, John, Louis and Jewel Thaxton and sisters, Beatrice Bolton, Sadie Johnson, Laverne Lovelace, Christine Thaxton and infant twins.
Survivors include one daughter, Nancy Stover and husband, Lynn, of Malden; two sons, Raymond Andrew Atchley, of Arbyrd, Mo., and Ricky Van Atchley and wife, Gayla, of Malden; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 27, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Malden with the Rev. Jack Allen officiating.
Burial was in the Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton.