Nellie Dixie Sutton Atchley

June 16, 1932 – December 31, 2011

Nellie Dixie Sutton Atchley, 79, of Grant, passed away Saturday.

Mrs. Atchley worked as a CNA for several years at local nursing homes. She was a homemaker who loved gardening, reading, crossword puzzles, and gospel and bluegrass music. She also enjoyed collecting John Wayne memorabilia, including clocks, photos, cups, calendars, and movies. Nellie was a very loving, family oriented person who especially enjoyed the large family gatherings.

She was preceded in death by father, Vance Sutton, mother, Belle Morgan Sutton, husband, Robert E. Atchley, son, Robert F. Atchley, 2 brothers, and 5 sisters.

Surviving are daughter, Ponece (Tony) Talley of Grant, daughter, Rita (Billy Ray) Guffey of Grant, son, Mitchell Atchley of Albertville, son, Audie (Tracey) Atchley of Grant, son, Heath (Kris) Atchley of Grant, son, Robert (Libbi) Atchley of Grant, daughter, Holly (Wesley) Atchley of Grant, 14 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren, and one sister, Zelma Ann Deerman of Guntersville.

Visitation will be Sunday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will be held at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel, Monday at 11:00 am with Bro. Charles Wilmon officiating.

Interment will be in the Free Home Cemetery. Billy Guffey, Robert Wade Atchley, Adam Atchley, James Atchley, Robert Atchley, Jr., and Jonathan Sims will serve as pallbearers.


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