Shirley Gail Atchley, 79, of Arab died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, at Diversicare of Boaz.
Mrs. Atchley was born April 29, 1941, to Andy Russell Cowen and Elizabeth Ellenburg Smallwood. She was married to Billy Ray Atchley, who preceded her in death.
She enjoyed fishing and tending to her yard work.
She is survived by her son: Andy Ray Atchley; grandchildren and in-laws: Dalton Ray Atchley, Dustin Ray and Andrea Frachiseur, Aundria and Michael Walley; son-in-law: Denny Frachiseur; great-grandchildren: Hayden Ray Frachiseur, Holt Andrew Frachiseur, Noah Ray Walley, Madilyn Reanne Walley, Austin Walley and Reid Walley; brother and sister-in-law: Jimmy and Lori Smallwood; sisters and brother-in-law: Kathy Arrington, Patsy and Sam Phillips.
She was preceded in death by her daughter: Renotta Frachiseur; daughter-in-law: Marsha Atchley; and sisters: Patsy Ann (MacBlane) Ritterbush, Judy Pritchett.
A memorial will be at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, at Stay free Ministry, 433 11th St. SW, Arab with Arab Heritage Memorial Chapel assisting the family.
Memorials may be made to Children’s of Alabama, 1600 7th Ave. S. Birmingham, Al. 35233, www.childrensal.org/foundation