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Obituaries, Week of Nov. 28, 2013: Morrow

Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Elizabeth Reynolds Atkinson “Beth” Morrow, passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. She was lovingly and attentively cared for by her caregivers, granddaughter, Karen Reynolds Gill, Steve Boozer and Michelle Coats. She was born Jan. 21, 1918 in Cleveland, Ohio and was the daughter of William Franklin and Marie Gregory Reynolds. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Atkinson Sr. and Lyndon “Newt” Morrow; her two sisters, Virginia Moran and Hazel Grant; two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. She is survived by her six children, Carolyn Faye Lipes, Dewey Reynolds (Rebecca), Walter Atkinson, Jr. (Jane), Richard Atkinson (Betty), Jesse Atkinson (Linda) and Jimmy Atkinson (Mary). She is also survived by 21 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Beth was an employee at Murphy’s Department Store, Phillips Machinery and Studley Post Office. She was an integral part of the ministry at Enon United Methodist Church in Studley, Va. for most of her life, where she was an active member of Enon UMW and mentored many young women. Beth was involved in numerous community activities, including Mothers of Preschoolers, Studley Ruritans (aka “Grandma Scooter”), American Cancer Society, Hanover Rescue Squad, Camp Rainbow, Camp Occohannock and Hanover Health Care. She was loved and cherished by her family and her numerous friends and will be greatly missed by all. The family received friends Sunday, Nov. 24 and Monday, Nov. 25 at Bennett Funeral Home, with services at Bennett Funeral Home Tuesday, Nov. 26, followed by graveside services at Signal Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Enon United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 68, Studley, VA 23162 or Camp Rainbow Connection, P.O. Box 5606, Glen Allen, VA 23058.