Harold Gladstone Atkins, Jr., 71 of Birmingham, AL passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at U.A.B. Hospital, Birmingham, AL.
Visitation for Mr. Atkins will be Saturday January 5, 2008 from 1:30 PM 3 PM at Lowndes Funeral Home, Columbus, MS. Funeral services will be at 3 PM Saturday January 5, 2008 in the Lowndes Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Keith Harwell officiating. Interment will be in Friendship Cemetery, Columbus, MS with Lowndes Funeral Home directing.
Mr. Atkins was born in Columbus, MS May 5, 1936 to the late Harold Gladstone and Martha Maurine Morris Atkins. He retired in 1998 as a locomotive engineer with Norfolk Southern Railroad after 37 years of service and was a member of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Columbus, MS. Mr. Atkins love to work in his garden and enjoying everything nature presented.
Mr. Atkins is survived by his wife Cynthia Carroll Atkins, Birmingham, AL; sons Stanley Douglas Atkins and David Allen Atkins both of Birmingham, AL; daughter Pamela Atkins McCord, Texas; step-son James Matthews, Birmingham, AL; sister Anna Katherine (Ed) Prescott, Columbus, MS; brothers Henry Edward (Joan) Atkins and James Donald (Nancy) Atkins both of Columbus, MS; 10 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be his Nephews and David Ashmore. Honorary Pallbearers will be Selvin Swartz and Hilton McCollough.
Memorials may be sent to the donors church or favorite charity.