Kay Atchison LEVELLAND-Funeral services for Kay Atchison, 77, of Levelland will be held on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Levelland with the Rev. Rusty Dickerson officiating. Visitation will be held today, Feb. 21, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at George Price Funeral Home. She died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Lubbock. Kay was born on Feb. 5, 1936, in Knox City, Texas, to Paul and Willie Russell. She was a longtime resident of Levelland and graduated from Levelland High School in 1954. She married Neil Atchison on Aug. 23, 1953, in Levelland, and he preceded her in death on May 9, 2005. She worked for Anderson Grain & LEMCO Industries for many years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Levelland, and had played violin with the Lubbock Symphony. She enjoyed all types of music. She is survived by two sons, Billy, and Jimmy Atchison and his wife, Laura, all of Levelland; one daughter, Diana Tankersley of Midland; one brother, Dr. Paul Russell of Portland, Ore.; her former daughter-in-law, Jill Atchison of Levelland; eight grandchildren, Jeremy Atchison, Megan Stanley and her husband Mark, Leigh Kay and Aaron Atchison, Laranda McMurry and her husband Chris, Jason Tankersley and his wife Sarah, Ami Wheeler and her husband Chad, and Aiden Trevino; and six great-grandchildren, Blakely Neil McMurry, Randal Floyd Willis, Nathan, Lance and Lily Tankersley, and Cameron Wheeler. To join the family in celebrating Kay's life, please go to www.georgepricefunerals.com. In honor of Neil Atchison, the family suggests memorials to Hospice of Lubbock.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Feb. 21, 2013