Calon Atkinson

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 5, 2008

Carlton D. Atkinson
SEVERN, N.C.—Carlton D. Atkinson, 78, formerly of Richmond, died Dec. 4, 2008.
Mr. Atkinson was a retired administrator with the Virginia Department of Corrections and was an Army veteran who served in the Korean War.
He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Washington and Henry No. 344 Masonic Lodge in Mechanicsville.
He was a faithful member of United Methodist Church in Severn, a member of the Virginia/Carolina Car Club, a former member of the Severn-Pendleton Ruritan Club and an active community member.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret J. Atkinson of Severn; his brother, C. Freeman Atkinson Jr. and wife Arline of Mechanicsville; his daughter Teresa Atkinson and husband Bill Porch, and their child Carlee Porch of Montpelier; his son Doug Atkinson and wife Dawn, and their children Danielle, Dustin and Deanna of Colorado Springs, Colo.; his stepson Kenneth Odom and wife Missy, and their children Susanna and Kenny; his stepson Richard Odom and wife EB, and their children Carter and Emma; and his stepson Jason Odom.
He was predeceased by his parents, Claude Freeman Atkinson and Annie Reese Odom Atkinson, his first wife, Josephine L. Munyon Atkinson and his brother, Wiley Atkinson.
The family was to receive friends at Wright Funeral Home in Boykins from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday.
Funeral services will be held at the United Methodist Church in Severn at 2 p.m. on Sunday and a graveside service will be held at Signal Hill Memorial Park in Hanover at 11 a.m. on Monday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 37, Severn, N.C.
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