Della Astin Kitchens, 93, of Porterdale, passed away peacefully January 2, 2015. Della was an active member of Porterdale Baptist Church prior to her declining health. She retired from Bibb Manufacturing after 35 years of service and was member and past president of Porterdale Woman’s Club. In her later years she enjoyed spending time with her great-grandchildren. She lived a very full life and was deeply loved by her family and many friends, who will miss her greatly. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Carl Kitchens; great-grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth and Abe Hopkins; sister, Sallie Langham; brothers, Albert Astin, Raymond Astin, and Lunnie Astin.
Survivors include her daughters and son-in-law, Gwen Hammond, Jo Ann and Bobby Hopkins all of Covington; grandchildren, Mike and Kelli Hopkins, Paige and Bill Vandergriff, Deneen and Robby Taylor, Brian and Linda Hammond; 13 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and brother, Herman Astin of Monroe.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Kitchens will be held Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, 4 p.m., at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with Rev. Dickie Johnson officiating and interment following in Lawnwood Memorial Park. Flowers are accepted or memorial donations may be made to Porterdale Baptist Church, P.O. Box 637, Porterdale, GA 30070.
Visit caldwellandcowan.com to place online condolences or call 770-786-7062.