Austin Lee Atkins
Austin Lee “Al” Atkins, 74, of Armuchee died Sunday, August 4, 2013. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home and Crematory in Marietta with Rev. Scott Shepard officiating. Interment will be in Cheatham Hill Memorial Park in Marietta. Mr. Atkins graduated from Armuchee High School, then served 3½ years in the U.S. Navy. He worked for the Atlanta Police Department for 10 years and owned and operated Atkins Jewelry for 41 years. Mr. Atkins had a great compassion for dogs and all animals, loved bicycling, leather craft, wood working, gardening, flying and sailing. He was a member of C.A.P. and Marietta Rotary Club. Mr. Atkins was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Survivors include his wife, Beth Atkins of Armuchee; two daughters, Robin Atkins of Armuchee, Amanda Atkins Lovett and her husband, John of Gainesville; granddaughter, Hillary Mantha and her husband, Nick of Bronxville, NY. Contributions may be made in memory of Al to any animal rescue. Family will receive friends 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Funeral Home.