Dean Smith Askins
May 4, 1924 -
January 31, 2016

Visitation

February 2, 2016
4 - 7 p.m.

Service 

February 3, 2016
11 a.m.

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Mrs. Dean Smith Askins, age 91, of Fayetteville, will be conducted Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with Rev. Van Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery, beside her late husband, William Roy Askins, Sr. Mrs. Askins passed away Sunday, January 31, 2016 at her residence.

Mrs. Askins was a native of Lincoln County, the daughter of the late Earl and Caroline Long Smith. She helped run the Market Street Grocery, was an avid golfer and a member of the Fayetteville First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her son Bill (Kay) Askins of Fayetteville, grandchildren Shawn Askins of Madison, AL, Dawn (Russ) Dixon of Fayetteville, Luke (August) Askins of Corryton, TN, Amanda (Jeff) Franks, Andrea (John) Thorpe, brothers Glen (Billie) Smith, Wayne (Kathy) Smith all of Fayetteville, 9 great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, Mrs. Askins was preceded in death by her husband William Roy Askins, Sr. and son Richard Dean Askins.

Visitation with the family will be Tuesday, February 2, 2016 from 4 until 7 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908

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6 Comments

  1. Dennie &Betty Jo Massey

    Bill ,Glen ,Wayne And Family May God Be With Each Of You In The Loss Of Your Love One . We Have You in Our Prayers. Dennie & Betty Jo

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  2. Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    Mr. Billy, Mrs. Kay, Dawn, Amanda, Andrea, and families,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your dear mother and grandmother. I know you all have many precious memories to help you through and please know you are each in our prayers during this sad time. Much love to you all,
    Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    Reply
  3. Evelyn Askins Brown

    Please accept my sincerest condolences, Bill. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers that you find comfort in God’s abiding love.

    Reply
  4. Rosalind Sowell Greer

    Bill, So sorry for your loss. I have many sweet memories of your Mother.

    Reply
  5. Steve & Nanette Faulkner Taylor

    Kay & Bill, so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers will be with your family.

    Reply
  6. Lynn Stubblefield

    It is with regret that I learn of the passing of Mrs. Askins. I will always remember her as a kind lady preparing snacks for a grubby bunch of little kids playing in her yard….

    Reply

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6 Comments

  1. Dennie &Betty Jo Massey

    Bill ,Glen ,Wayne And Family May God Be With Each Of You In The Loss Of Your Love One . We Have You in Our Prayers. Dennie & Betty Jo

    Reply
  2. Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    Mr. Billy, Mrs. Kay, Dawn, Amanda, Andrea, and families,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your dear mother and grandmother. I know you all have many precious memories to help you through and please know you are each in our prayers during this sad time. Much love to you all,
    Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    Reply
  3. Evelyn Askins Brown

    Please accept my sincerest condolences, Bill. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers that you find comfort in God’s abiding love.

    Reply
  4. Rosalind Sowell Greer

    Bill, So sorry for your loss. I have many sweet memories of your Mother.

    Reply
  5. Steve & Nanette Faulkner Taylor

    Kay & Bill, so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers will be with your family.

    Reply
  6. Lynn Stubblefield

    It is with regret that I learn of the passing of Mrs. Askins. I will always remember her as a kind lady preparing snacks for a grubby bunch of little kids playing in her yard….

    Reply

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