It is with regret that we announce the passing of Ms. Myra Lucile Askins, age 79, of Fayetteville, TN. A visitation with the family will be held at 10 AM until 1 PM on Monday, April 15, 2019, at Higgins Funeral Home. The family will have a private burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Ms. Askins.
Myra was born on September 14, 1939 in Lincoln County, TN to the late David and Iris Archer Askins. She established The Flower House in March of 1966, a staple in the community. She was a member of the Washington Street Church of Christ. Myra passed away on April 12, 2019 at her residence surrounded by family.
Survivors include her friend, Carol Hardin; nieces and nephews, Joe (Pam) Cummins, Betsy Cummins, Fran (Joey) Locker, and David Grant; great-nieces and great-nephews, Will (Kerri) Locker, Sheley (Chad) Cowley, Tina Balch, Joe (Adrienne) Cummins, IV, Jake Berzett, and Payton Grant; brother-in-law, Bruce Grant; and extended family, Steve Shelton and Bill Dickey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Martha Askins, Marie Cummins, Marian Grant; brother-in-law, William Joseph Cummins, Jr.; and Charlie Berzett.
such a very special person-served our family so many years-so sorry we were out of town but wanted the family to know how much she meant to us-praying for God’s comfort for the family
Miss Myra has been a friend of my family since we moved to Fayetteville in the mid 60s. I always enjoyed stopping by the shop just to talk. She was a precious lady who will be dearly missed.
WE HAVE KNOWN MYRA FOR MANY YEARS. SHE WAS ALWAYS SO KIND. WILL MISS TALKING TO HER. FROM EVERYONE AT BRUCE’S FLORIST IN MANCHESTER
Words cannot express my thoughts as I mourn with you.. Myra and I met when I was seven years old and I have some wonderful memories. I grew up with her. Delivering flowers. She was loved and will be missed. Keep the memories in your heart and smile. I loved to see Myra smile. The only person who always called me Susie. I loved her and will never forget her .
We are so sorry for your loss. Myra was the kindest person. Prayers for everyone.
To the family: I send my deepest sympathy for your loss. Myra will be sorely missed by all , as she was a part of so many lives. God bless.
Thank you Myra, for always taking care of our needs in sad times. You were a very sweet lady. Fly high, my friend.
Myra contributed so much to our community, she is sadly missed. She was a shining example of what it takes to build a successful business. She was a dear friend of our family. She directed our wedding and cried with me each time I lost a family member. She was totally dependable when it came to putting flowers in the church on Sunday mornings. My sympathy goes out to her family.
Myra laughed with and cried with you. She was a treasured friend I will truly miss. Love and prayers to the family.
I would like to offer my deepest condolences to your family. In times like these the Bible have proven to be of great comfort. The Bible book of John chapter 5 verses 28 and 29 holds out the hope of resurrection for our loved ones who have past; and Joshua chapter 21 verse 45 let’s us know that God fulfills his promises. I hope that these Bible verses will bring your family some comfort. For further comfort please visit jw.org
I met Myra in 1954 after moving to Fayetteville.
She has always been a kind person, willing to help others. Graduated Central High with her in 1957. She did the flowers for my parents and they were beautiful. We will miss you Myra.
So sorry to hear the sad news. Miss Myra was a wonderful lady. Very kind hearted. Will miss her. Prayers and thoughts are with the families.
Carol & family, I’m sorry to hear of Ms. Myra’s passing. Daddy thought the world of her. She was a kind lady and will be missed by many. Prayers are with you during this sad time.
Myra was a wonderful lady and loved by so very many. She was kind, straight forward, witty, accommodating and an incredible business woman. Our community will be forever changed without her presence. Be comforted knowing Myra is now in Heaven celebrating with all her family and friends that have gone on before.
We are so sorry for the loss of Myra. She was such a sweet person who was always in an upbeat frame of mind when dealing with customers. She always strived to ensure that her patrons’ requirements were met. My first meeting with her was when my mom (Mary Young) passed in 1966. Myra provided flowers for her service, which were beautiful. We have utilized the Flower House ever since, and have always realized fantastic results. Not once have we ever had a problem!
To the family, we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Myra will be greatly missed by all.
Myra’s heart was as beautiful as her flowers. We were classmates from first grade thru High School, and I will miss her. My sympathy to her family and many friends.
Mrs Myra will be Miss by many She was a very sweet and caring lady. I’ve known her from childhood and was always helpful with my family when needing services at The Flower House. My deepest condolences to her family and friends! RIP Mrs Myra for ur work on earth is done.
I am so sorry for such a great loss. Myra and I went all the way through school together. As such, we always had a permanent connection. She was always kind and thoughtful.
We are so sorry for your loss. Myra was a wonderful person. Very talented and giving. She will be missed.
So many friends & customers are mourning the passing of Myra. She leaves behind a legacy of service & friendship to the people of Fayetteville & surrounding counties.
So saddened to hear this news. Myra was the epitome of class and love. I will miss her kindness and smile. God got a good woman. Love to all the Flower House family.
We were so sorry to learn if Myra’s passing. She will surely be missed by so many. The Askins family were some of the first folks we met when we moved to Fayetteville, and we grew to love all of them. Just know that we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers
Richard and Marcia Hughes
Myra was such a kind and caring person. I have known her many years and thought she was a special person to all who knew her. Rest In Peace, Myra
Myra was so good to all of our.family throughout.all the years. My family thought so highly of her & her exemplary talent. She was always so kind and thoughtful. Myra was a blessing to our entire community. Her departure saddens our hearts & she will be greatly missed. Prayers, thoughts & comfort to you, her beloved family and dear friends in the days and years ahead.
To Myra’s loved ones: I am so sorry about Myra. I just do not get out much and did not know she was so sick. I have thought about her a lot and she was a friend like all of Marie’s family. I miss Marie a lot and now Myra,Marie and Marion are together again. Love to all of you. Joyce
So sorry to hear. Ms. Myra was a very sweet lady and will be truly missed. May God bless you all at this sad time.
So sorry to hear. Ms. Myra was a very sweet lady and will be truly missed. May God bless you all at this sad time.
Myra was a sweet lady. Call her many times for flowers and always got just what I had asked for, she will missed so much. Rest In Peace my friend.
What a wonderful woman. This is a major loss for her family and Lincoln county. We are so sorry. Live you Ms Myra
Myra was a wonderful lady. She was a friend to all through the happiest of occasions to the sad ones. She will always be remembered by many for her kindness. Thoughts and prayers for her family.
Everyone knew & loved Myra. She was a pillar in the community. I’m so sorry for the loss. Her passing will be greatly grieved by her family & the community!
Saddened to say goodbye to another Class of ’57 member.
Martha Ellen Parks Neal
Myra will be greatly missed. I miss her already…..I could call her for something and with a few words she knew exactly what I needed and was always actually a little above and beyond….When she said “gotcha”….you knew it was taken care of…
Myra will be greatly missed. ….I could call her for something and with a few words she knew exactly what I needed and everything was always a little above and beyond….When she said “gotcha”….you knew it was taken care of…
So sorry to hear of Ms. Myra’s passing. She was a very special lady and will be missed. The Flower House will not be the same without her. Praying for the family.
Myra will be missed. She was always so sweet and in an upbeat mood…..
Thoughts and prayers are with the family.
So sorry to hear. A classmate through 12 years of school. I have fond memories of our school days and an occasion visit to the flower shop when visiting Fayetteville.
Truly a life well lived; rest in peace, dear friend. I will miss you.
Sweet, sweet lady and a good friend. Rest in peace.
Sandra and I are so sorry about your loss! Myra was always so kind in all our dealings with her! You all are in our thoughts an prayers during this sad time!!!
So sorry to here this. Myra and I went through elementary school and high school together. Myra was a dear friend and I will will really miss her.
My heart is broken for her sweet family. Prayers for comfort.
Please know that the family is in my thoughts and prayers. My sincerest condolences for an incredibly great loss. I’ll never forget Myra. She was well loved and respected. She had great character and a big heart. Extending my most heartfelt sympathy.
God Bless the Family with Comfort and Peace in the Days to Come!! She was a Very Nice and Talented Lady!!
What a legacy Myra has left for all her family and friends! She made everyone she came in contact with feel like family. I will miss her as will all who knew her. I can only imagine the reunion she’s having with her Mom and Dad and sisters. May God comfort all of you now and in the days to come. I love you all.
Myra was a special lady. She was so talented and loved by so many. She will be missed.
Miss. Myra was the “Queen of Flowers!”
She always helped me when I would order for my family.
I am just so sad to hear this. Myra was a very special person to us all. She had that personality that just made you feel good when you were around her. Praying for peace and comfort for you all during this time of loss.
Myra was an old friend going way back. I have know Myra since I was very young. All I had to do was call her a d she still remembered me and our family. SHE WAS A GREAT LADY!
So sorry to hear this! I always loved talking to her when I went in to get flowers! She will be missed!
So sorry to hear. Myra was a wonderful, kind, caring person. She will be missed by many. Prayers for her family.
She was the sweetest lady and will definitely be missed.
We are so sorry to hear of Myras passing. She was always so helpful to us anytime we needed something a grand lady. We will miss her greatly. Our condolences to her family.
So sad to hear this! Myra was so talented! She directed our wedding. The Mitchell’s loved her dearly.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Myra! My thoughts and prayers are with you!
So sorry to hear this. Loved Ms. Myra. She always had the most caring heart. She will be greatly missed. One of the sweetest ladies I have ever met. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. With Love, Russell & Lisa Reed
I have known Myra since I was five years old….she was a dear friend.
So sorry, Glad she is not suffering any longer. Two cousins, this week. Many good memories from family, especially, Aunt Cile’s coconut cake. Love to all
I am sorry for your lost. Fayetteville has lost an icon. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you her many friends and family.
Myra will be missed!! What a kind hearted sweet woman. How many flowers did she touch in her life time? You are all in our prayers.
Bobby and Mary Jane
So very sorry to hear of Myra’s death. She was a friend to all with a true God given gift that she shared with us all. May you all be comforted as she and you have all comforted us through the years. Myra was a true gem of person. Wonderful soul! Now a beautiful angel to watch over all of you. Much love and prayers for comfort and peace for you all.
My heart is sad. Loved Myra. I am so glad I got a hug from her in March when I was in the shop. My prayers are with the family.
Heartbroken to hear of the passing of my forever friend Myra. I will never forget the love and kindness she has shown over the years to my family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Sorry for the loss of Ms Myra, such a great person,prays send to the family.
Words can’t express how heart broken I am. Myra holds a special place in my heart and will never be forgotten…Fly high my sweet friend…
Lincoln County has lost a wonderful lady, gracious, kind and a friend to all. She was a major contributor for the good of our community, a talented business owner, and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. My “Condolences” to this sweet family.
I’m so very sorry I thought the word of her
I am so sorry! Loved Ms. Myra so much. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers!
So sorry for your loss. She was an icon to this community. Always caring and helpful thru the years. She will be greatly missed.
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Myra was such a sweet lady. Always willing to help you in any way she could. She loved her lil dogs and cats, they were always in the shop.