Edward Alvin Atkinson, Jr., 82, of Marietta, died Saturday, March 23, 2013. Memorial service will be held 2:00 pm, Saturday, March 30, at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home & Crematory in Powder Springs, with Rev. Fletcher Denton officiating. Survivors include three daughters, Sissy Dodson and husband, James , of Powder Springs, Cheryl McMillan and husband, Allen, of Powder Springs, Shannon Brogden and husband, Jeremiah, of Villa Rica; four grandchildren, Greg Hunt and wife, Randa, of Sugar Valley, Tyler Hunt of Powder Springs, Nicole Blythe and husband, Lucas, of Piedmont, AL, Brett Stinger of Powder Springs; three great-grandchildren, Tyler and Cole Hunt of Sugar Valley, Katie Faye Blythe of Piedmont, AL; brother-in-law, George Burtz of Cape Coral, FL; sister-in-law, Marilyn Ashley, of Douglasville; numerous nieces and nephews. Proceeded in death by his wife, Betty Louise Atkinson. Family will receive friends 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Saturday at the funeral home. 770-943-1511.