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Carl Clayton Atkinson

March 14, 1924 ~ June 14, 2018 (age 94)

Carl Clayton Atkinson, age 94, of Broxton, GA passed away on Thursday June 14, 2018. He was born on March 14, 1924 in Coffee County, GA the son of the late Claton Carl Atkinson and Eliza Byrd Atkinson where he lived his entire life.

He was a prominent businessman in South Georgia as co-owner of Atkinson-Griffin Farm Supply until he retired in 2000. Mr. Atkinson was a Navy Veteran of WWII and also a long time member of Broxton Baptist Church.

Mr. Atkinson was preceded by all his siblings, Dewilda Trowell, Tom Byrd Atkinson, Milton Atkinson, Winnie Jaggers, Almeada Collins and Jimmy Atkinson.

Survivors include daughter, Gayle Atkinson Ball and husband John of Savannah, GA; three sons, Steve Atkinson and wife Lola of Broxton, GA, Jimmy Atkinson and wife Tracie of Port Saint Luci, FL and David Atkinson and wife Angie of Broxton, GA;  grandchildren, Clay Collier and wife Heather, Pia Morris and husband Tom, Kristin Atkinson, Tiffany Atkinson, Jesse Atkinson, Logan Atkinson, Alana Atkinson and Leana Atkinson; great grandchildren, Matthew Collier, Walker Bennett, David, Jonathan and Abigail Morris, Tyson and Maggie Cook and Bentley Atkinson.

Funeral services will be held will be held on Sunday June 17, 2018 at 2:00pm at Broxton Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Wigley and Rev. Gary Clements officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Byrd Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Sims Funeral Home. Mr. Atkinson will lie-in-state from 1:00pm until time of service. Active pallbearers will be Clay Collier, Matthew Collier, Logan Atkinson, Joe Atkinson, John Harry Dockery and Tommy Beasley; Honorary pallbearers are Sunday School Class, Jerry Wooten, Terry Carver, Sam Roberts, Jim Deen, Earl Carter, Charles Ricketson and Jimmy Smith.

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Sims Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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