Christine Wheeler Hutchins, age 71, of Unicoi, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Robinsville, NC and the daughter of the late Royce and Essie Randolph Wheeler. Christine was also preceded in death by two sons, Randall Keith Atkins and George (G.G) Hutchins and one brother, Ronald Wheeler. She was a member of Unicoi Freewill Baptist Church. She worked as a seamstress at Industrial Garments. Christine enjoyed spending time quilting, crocheting, gardening, and tending to her house plants.
Christine has left behind to cherish her memories:
Son: Chris Atkins and wife Donna of Erwin;
Daughter: Maria Christina Atkins of Unicoi;
Pride and joy of her life, Grandson: Nicholas Atkins of Unicoi;
Sisters: Betty Falk of Erwin, Lovanda OLeary of Washington State; and Donna Miller and husband Kenneth of Gray;
Step-grandchildren: Kelli Hughes and Amy Tipton Morrell;
Several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews
The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Christine Hutchins in a funeral service to be held at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Reverend Dallas Gregg and Reverend Todd McLaughlin will officiate. A visitation period to share memories and offer support will begin at 5:00 PM and continue until service time on Wednesday at Valley Funeral Home. A graveside committal service will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Jones Cemetery. Those who will attend are asked to meet at Valley Funeral Home by 10:30 AM on Thursday to go in procession to Jones Cemetery.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at www.valleyfuneralhome.net. These arrangements were made especially for the family and friends of Christine Wheeler Hutchins through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave, Erwin, 423-743-9187.