EDGEFIELD – Funeral Services for Mr. Thomas M. “Tommy” Atkinson, 54, of Turkey Creek Road, who entered into rest February 27, 2012, were conducted Thursday, March 1, at 10 a.m. from the Posey Funeral Chapel. Rev. Bobby Atkinson officiated. Interment was at Sunset Hill Cemetery. Mr. Atkinson was a native of North Carolina. He was employed at International Paper for over 35 years and was a Baptist. Mr. Atkinson loved to fish, and was a wonderful father who will be extremely missed by his sons. Survivors include two sons, Matt Atkinson of Edgefield and Eric Atkinson of North Augusta; a brother, Rev. Bobby Atkinson, Stapleton, GA; four sisters, Hope Courtney of Aiken, Lorrie Hopkins, Jane Williams and Ann Forseth,all of North Augusta; a grandson, Kash Atkinson. Pallbearers were Matthew Atkinson, Eric Atkinson, Mark Tuberville, Dale Courtney, Ken Hopkins and T. J. Parrish. The family received friends at the Funeral Home Wednesday from 5 until 7 p.m.
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