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Joy Atkinson Horger

December 14, 1923 — February 3, 2016

SANTEE - Joy Davenport Atkinson Horger, 92, of Santee, died Tuesday, February 3, 2016 at the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 13, 2016 in the Holly Hill United Methodist Church with Rev. Cooper Stonestreet and Rev. Tom Wall officiating. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends after the service in the fellowship hall of the church. Joy was born in Atlanta, the daughter of the late Frederick E. Davenport and Edith Hoskinson Davenport. She was an active member of Holly Hill UMC, and a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Joy was first married to the late Bennett P. Atkinson for 40 years; and was the widow of William A. Horger. She was preceded in death by a son, Bennett P. "Rusty" Atkinson II; a grandson, Shane Christopher Evans Atkinson; and her brother, Frederick E. Davenport, Jr. Surviving are a daughter, Donna Joy (Bill) Huffman of Savannah; sons, Daniel S. (Catherine) Atkinson of the Providence Community, and Barney R. (Jackie) Atkinson of St. George; daughter-in-law, Alice B. Atkinson of Eutawville; grandchildren, B.P. "Buck" Atkinson, III, Shawn D. (April) Atkinson, Scott Atkinson, Kimberly (LTC John) Damron, Frank L. Atkinson, Dr. William James (Jessica) Huffman III, Blake Palmer Huffman (Jessica Herndon), Megan Joy Huffman, Wendy A. (Spencer) Hutto, Tara A. (Travis) Shelby, and Savannah E. Atkinson (Robert Taylor); great-grandchildren, Kaitlin Atkinson, Rivers Atkinson, Madison Atkinson, Shane C. Evans Atkinson II, Collin L. Atkinson, Laura Grace Atkinson, Seth Damron, Sullivan Damron, Gabrielle Damron, Wyatt Hutto, Inara Shelby, Taylor Huffman and Madison Huffman; and a nephew, John F. Davenport. Memorials may be made to Holly Hill UMC, PO Box 398, Holly Hill, SC 29059; Holly Hill Academy, PO Box 757, Holly Hill, SC 29059 or American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org).
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