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Herald Democrat
May 18, 2010
Pg. A8

Van Alstyne - Michael Lee Atkins, age 64 of Van Alstyne, Texas passed away May 16, 2010 in Sherman, Texas.  He was born on February 25, 1946 in McKinney, Texas to Euilee and Juanita (Murphy) Akins.  Michael married Jeanna "Susie" Shields on August 20, 1968 in Nocona, Texas.  He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam and was awarded the bronze star.  Michael worked as an insurance agent and was a member of the Baptist faith.
Michael is survived by his wife, Jeanna "Susie" Akins of Van Alstyne; one son, Lance Akins and wife, Brooke of Austin, Texas; one daughter, Jenny Akins of Austin; one grandchild, Layla Akins of Austin; one expected grandson; one brother, Pat Akins of Van Alstyne; mother-in-law Jean Shields of Georgetown, Texas; one brother-in-law, Jimmy Shields and wife, Mary of Georgetown; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at the Flesher Funeral Home chapel in Van Alstyne with Don Hendrix and Jimmy Tarrant officiating.  Interment will follow at Van Alstyne Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Flesher Funeral Home. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Home Hospice of Grayson County, P.O. Box 2306, Sherman, Texas 75091


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