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Mrs. Lucretia Atkins

Mrs. Lucretia Neely Atkins, age 86, of Augusta, died on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah after an extended illness.

Mrs. Atkins was a native of Richmond County, a 1953 graduate of Hephzibah High School and lived in Richmond County most of her life. She and her late husband were the owners and operators of Cretia’s Country Kitchen in Hephzibah. She was a member of Berlin Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Baxley “Pete” Atkins, Jr.; her daughter, Vera Atkins Hanley; her parents, Benjamin James Neely and Miriam Irene Price Neely; and her brother, Franklin Delano Neely.

Her family includes her brother, Dr. Ben Neely and wife Susanne of Lyons; her sister, Connie Neely Duke of Augusta; her granddaughter, Ashton Hanley of Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

The graveside funeral service was held on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 3:00 p.m., at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Augusta, with Pastor Reece Mincey officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Berlin Methodist Church, 1518 Hephzibah-McBean Road, Hephzibah, GA 30815.

Ronald V. Hall


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