Ms. Peggy Mae Atkins

  • Born: February 28, 1938
  • Died: October 28, 2019
  • Location: Murray, Kentucky

J. H. Churchill Funeral Home

201 S. 3rd Street
Murray, KY 42071
Tel. (270) 753-2411

Tribute & Message From The Family

Ms. Peggy Mae Atkins, age 81, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Monday, October 28, 2019, at her home.
Ms. Atkins was born in Trigg County, Kentucky on February 28, 1938, to the late Bill Crawford and Bessie Mae Watkins Higgins. She was a retired janitor with the Henry County School System and was of the Methodist faith. Ms. Atkins was also an avid horsewoman.
Survivors include one daughter, Leslie Hayes and husband Brad of Mt. Vernon, Illinois; one son, Bill Speed and wife Jennifer of Hazel, Kentucky; one sister, Joan Crawford of Kevil, Kentucky; two grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; as well as special friends, Melissa Carson and Sue Farthing.
No public services will be held. There will be no public visitation.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to, Humane Society of Calloway County, PO Box 764, Murray, Kentucky 42071.
Online condolences can be made at,

Condolence & Memory Journal

I am truly sorry to hear of the recent death of Peggy Atkins. She was one of the best horsewomen I ever met. She lived life on her own terms & had a great sense of humor. I'll always remember seeing her run the barrels & often winning. She had red hair & was a petite woman. She had two lovely children, Leslie & Bill. She & my Mom were very good friends. She is surely missed.

Posted by Laura Todd-Slocumb - Williamsburg, VA - Family Friend   November 04, 2019


Bill and Leslie, I am sorry for your loss. I know you will miss your mom.
Rita Barrow Cherry (New Providence)

Posted by Rita Cherry - Murray, KY - Friend   October 30, 2019

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