Alfred Thurman Atkins


Alfred Thurman Atkins

Gleason, Weakley County, Tennessee, USA
Death 28 Nov 1946 (aged 53)
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Blytheville, Mississippi County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 56335143 View Source
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Published in Blytheville Courier News, Blytheville, Arkansas, Friday, November 29, 1946.

Alfred Thurman Atkins, 53, of Marion, died yesterday afternoon at the Veterans Hospital in Memphis. He was admitted to the hospital Tuesday. Arrangements for the funeral services to be held in Blytheville, are incomplete.

Mr. Atkins was born in Gleason, Tennessee, was a resident of Blytheville from his early youth until three years ago when he moved to Marion. He attended Blytheville High School and later joined the police force here. Also employed by the Standard Oil Co., he managed a filling station here. At the time of his death, Mr. Atkins had completed nearly seven years of service with the U.S. Engineers, working on levee projects in Mississippi and Crittenden Counties. He also resided in Osceola for a year.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Zelma Borders Atkins of Marion; four children by a former marriage, Gregory Atkins, attending the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Hugh Atkins, in the U.S. Navy at San Pedro, Calif., and Betty Lou and Van Atkins, who reside with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Harnish of Blytheville. He also leaves two other children, Ann and Pat Atkins, who resided with their parents at Marion; his mother, Mrs. Rachel Atkins of Blytheville; a brother, Harry Atkins of Blytheville; and four sisters, Mrs. Jim Burns of Blytheville, Mrs. George Thiel of St. Louis, Mo., Mrs. Robert Johnson of Gleason, Tenn., and Mrs. Leonard Bessinger of Nashville, Tenn.

Cobb Funeral Home is in charge.

Published Blytheville Courier News, Blytheville, AR, Saturday, November 30, 1946.

Services will be held Monday morning for Alfred Thurman Atkins, 53, formerly of Blytheville and late of Marion, who died Thursday afternoon at the Memphis Veterans Hospital. The Rev. P. H. Jernigan, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, will conduct services at the Cobb Funeral Home, 10 o'clock, with burial at Elmwood Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mayme Harnish Atkins.

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