Ruby P. Atkins, age 89, formerly of Cullen, VA, passed away January 6, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Carter Atkins. She is survived by two sons, Roger J. Atkins, Sr., and Donald J. Atkins, Sr., and his wife, Lynn; three granddaughters, Lisa Zimmerman and her husband, Bill, Beth Atkins, and Kimberly McComb and her husband, John; two grandsons, Donald J. Atkins, Jr., and Roger J. Atkins, Jr., and his wife, Tammy; ten great-grandchildren; one sister, Grace Mohr; two brothers, Courtney M. Parsons and his wife, Lena, and Fred Parsons. The family thanks Diane Harris, her care giver of the past ten years, for her devoted care and love. Ms. Atkins obtained a Masters Degree in Education from Longwood University and committed her entire professional career to public education in Appomattox and Charlotte counties. She retired as principal at Charlotte Elementary in Charlotte Court House. She has lived in Midlothian, VA, near her family for the past sixteen years.
The family will receive friends at 1:30 p.m., Monday, January 10, 2011, at Oak View Presbyterian Church near Cullen, VA. Funeral services will follow at 2:30 p.m. With burial in Oak View Presbyterian Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Oak View Cemetery Fund in her memory. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to browningduffer.com.