Welcome to the memorial page for

Emma Jean Harkins

June 26, 1930 ~ August 27, 2017 (age 87)

Emma Jean Harkins

Goodwater, AL - Funeral service for Emma Jean Harkins, 87, will be Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the Radney-Smith Chapel with Pastor Rick Levelle officiating. Burial will be in Millerville Cemetery in Millerville, AL.

Mrs. Harkins died Sunday, August 27, 2017 at Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Leonard Harkins; parents, James and Alice Sargent; 3 brothers; and 4 sisters.

Mrs. Harkins was a member of The Church of God of Prophecy. She retired from Madix Corporation in Goodwater, Alabama. She loved spending time with her family, hand crafting quilts for her children and grandchildren, and also gardening. Mrs. Harkins was a loving mother and grandmother, and will be truly missed by all that knew her.

She is survived by her son, William Ronald (Marsha) Harkins; two daughters, Patricia Harkins (Robert) Bagley, and Angela Renee Turner; brother, Arnold McKay (Rosa) Sargent; sister-in-law, Laura Sargent; 8 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Wednesday, August 30, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Radney-Smith Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Turner, Logan Turner, Brian Castleberry, Luke Castleberry, Jesse Castleberry, Alex Varner, Shawn Castleberry, and Jeremy Harkins.

Memorial messages may be sent to the family at

Radney-Smith Funeral Home in Sylacauga, AL will direct the services.

 Service Information

August 30, 2017

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Radney-Smith Funeral Home
320 N. Elm Ave.
Sylacauga, AL 35150

Funeral Service
August 31, 2017

2:00 PM
Radney-Smith Chapel
320 N. Elm Ave
Sylacauga, AL 35150

Interment following funeral service
August 31, 2017

Millerville Cemetery
255 School House Road
Ashland, AL 36251

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