She is survived by her husband of over 49 years, Loryn Atwell, long-time Lafayette Fire Chief and current Lafayette City Councilman; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Wynona and Eddy Clayborne; Audrey and Rev. Terry Howser, all of the Haysville Community; Melinda and Jeff Downing, Fountain Run, Kentucky; 6 grandchildren and a great-grandchild, Gavin Clayborne.
Funeral services for Virginia Lee Lawrence Atwell were conducted at 1:00 PM Thursday, November 4, 2004 at Alexander-Goad Funeral Home with Eld. Richard Wilson officiating. Burial was in Haysville Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Wesley Clayborne, Orry Clayborne, Will Downing, Jerryn Howser, Gerald Lawrence, Earl Lawrence, and Eld. Jeremy Yokley. Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Driver, George Shockley, and J. L. Watson.
Alexander-Goad Funeral Home in Lafayette, TN was in charge of arrangements.