Rev. Donald Atkinson

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday at United Pentecostal Church of Star City in Star City, Ark. The Rev. Paul Cagle will officiate. Burial will follow in the Leek Family Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at United Pentecostal Church of Star City from noon until the hour of services Saturday.
Edmaiston-Mosley Fun-eral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Andrew Cagle, Brad Buford, Larry Donald Atkinson, Ross Atkinson, Mackane Burchfield and Jack Beard.
He was born Dec. 19, 1925, in Star City, son of the late Charles Chris and Irva Sanyard (Rupe) Atkinson. He married the former Mary Kathryn McGregor Sept. 15, 1942. She preceded him in death Oct. 31, 2015. He had served as a minister in the United Pentecostal Church for 60 years and was also retired from the United States Postal Service.
He is survived by his daughter and her husband, Mary and the Rev. Paul Cagle of Union City; two sons and his daughter-in-law, Larry and Stephanie Atkinson of Stuttgart, Ark., and David Atkinson of Cabot, Ark.; nine grandchildren, Tempie Buford and Andrew Cagle, both of Union City, Monica Burchfield, Angie Williams and Larry Donald Atkinson, all of Springdale, Ark., Kelly Atkinson of Bentonville, Ark., Ross Atkinson of Stuttgart, Lori Sabin of St. Paul, Minn., and Troy Atkinson of Auburn, Ala.; 16 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.
He was also preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Kay Atkinson; and two brothers, the Rev. Charles Atkinson and Cecil Atkinson.
To leave messages of condolence for the family, visit the funeral home website at www.emfuneralhome.com.

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