01/26/07 — TONY S. ATKINSON

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Oct. 6, 1944-Jan. 21, 2007

NEPTUNE, N.J. -- Tony Shelton Atkinson, 62, formerly of Four Oaks, died Sunday. He was born in Johnston County to the late Eddie Atkinson and Carrie Cole Atkinson. Mr. Atkinson was a 1963 graduate of Forest Hill High School, Four Oaks and Harris Barber College, Raleigh and served in the Vietnam War.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Good Hope Baptist Church, Asbury Park, N.J. Wake will precede the service at 9:30 a.m. There will be a memorial service to receive family and friends Sunday at 4 p.m. at Bentonville Disciple of Christ Church, 1009 Devils Track Road, Four Oaks.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Leona Robinson Atkinson; daughter, Vanessa A. Watkins of N.J.; two sons, Eric Underwood and Mario Atkinson of N.J.; three sisters, E. Lenora Dillard of Cambria Heights, N.Y., Carolyn A. Partridge of Garner and Joyce Atkinson of Raleigh; three brothers, Eddie D. Atkinson of Selma, M. Wayne and Terry Atkinson, both of Raleigh.

Arrangements being handled by James H. Hunt Funeral Home, 126 Ridge Avenue, Asbury Park, N.J.

Published in Obituaries on January 26, 2007 2:02 PM