First Posted: 1/15/2009
John Ashley Atkinson, 87, of 1170 Linkaw Road, Lumberton, died Friday at Southeastern Regional Medical Center.
The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Proctorville Baptist Church, the Revs. Tim Sellers and Dr. Wayne C. Tyner officiating. Burial will follow at Proctorville Cemetery.
Atkinson was a U.S. Air Force Veteran.
Surviving are his wife, Edith Lloyd Atkinson of Lumberton; a son, John Night Atkinson and his wife, Nancy of Moncks Corner, S.C.; two daughters, Frances A. Leggett and her husband, Wayne of Fairmont and Fleda A. Walters and her husband, Willis of Lumberton; two sisters, Nelda Jones and Mildred Evans, both of Lumberton; eight grandchildren, Deanna Turner, Lauren Young, Katie Walters, Benji Leggett, Ashton Leggett, Ryan Atkinson and Patrick Atkinson; two great-grandchildren, Logan Turner and Abbey Young.
The visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at Floyd Funeral Services and at other times at the home of Fran Leggett, 14744 N.C. 130 East, Fairmont. Memorials may be made to Proctorville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 40, Proctorville, N.C., 28375 or Proctorville Cemetery, c/o Anthony Sealey, BB&T, Thompson St., Fairmont, N.C., 28340.