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Obituaries

July 2, 2013

Thais Atkinson

— Thais Bethany Leigh Atkinson, 21, of Athens, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2013. Ty was a student at Wallace State University and a member of Calvary Assembly of God in Decatur. She loved the University of Alabama and enjoyed being involved at church.  She loved to read and to paint.

Ty was funny, very loving, warm and supportive and was well loved by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Kenneth Sharp; and cousin, Timothy Russell.

Survivors include her mother, Beverly Atkinson; her father, Herman Atkinson and wife Ashley; sisters, Amanda Lachapelle and husband Joe, and Amery Travis and husband Coty; brother, Theran Atkinson; grandmother, Judith Lamb; grandparents, Porfirio and Maria Atkinson; half-siblings, Steven Atkinson and Abigail Atkinson; nieces, Christina Lachapelle, Natalie Travis, Lila Travis and Olivia Travis; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family members.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Laughlin Service Funeral Home in Huntsville. The funeral will follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with pastors George Sawyer and Joshua Wilbanks officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery.

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