ATKISSON, JAMES L - Benton County, Arkansas | JAMES L ATKISSON - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

James L ATKISSON

Walnut Hill (Brightwater) Cemetery
Benton County,
Arkansas

December 28, 1857 - September 27, 1931

*Obituary
Benton County Record & Democrat & Sun
Thursday, October 1, 1931

ATKISSON, James L. - James L. Atkisson, a well known fruit grower and resident of Garfield, died suddenly Sunday afternoon at two o'clock. Funeral services and burial were held at the Walnut Hill cemetery Monday afternoon. James L. Atkisson was born near Maysville, Ky. Dec. 28, 1857, moved with his parents to near Licking, Mo. in 1860 and a short time later came to Benton County, Arkansas, residing here until death. In 1879 he was united in wedlock with Miss Sherilda E. Deason and to this union were born nine children, two of whom preceded him in death, the others are: Mrs. T.L. Taylor of Fallon, Nev.; Stephen A. of Barber, Ida.; A.K. of Portales, N. Mex.; Mrs. J.W. Dye and Mrs. H.D. Snoderly of Garfield; Mrs. Sid Murphy, Walnut Grove, Mo. and Mrs. Cora Hunting of Lodi, Calif. Only three were present at the funeral: Mrs. Murphy, Mrs. Snoderly and Mrs. Dye. The first wife preceded him in death on Oct. 20th, 1895 and about two years later he was married to Martha A. Deason who died in Garfield Sept. 3, 1924. On May 12th, 1926 he was again married to Mrs. Jennie Womack of near Centerton who survives him and with the children, the host of grandchildren, two brothers, Bill and John Atkisson of near Springdale, and a host of relatives and friends, mourn the loss of a kind husband, a loving father, a dear brother and one of the best citizens of our land and country J.L. Atkisson was among the pioneer families of Benton County. In his days he saw the city of Rogers grow from two or three houses to one of the best little cities of the state. He saw the apple industry start and he worked in the fruit business with the late J.W. Stroud and others for many years, making a large acquaintance of business men. He served as manager of the Garfield Fruit Growers' Association for about 15 years. In all his dealings he was honest, upright, always willing to go to extremes to correct any mistake that might have been made. He was always ready to help the poor, the school and country in which we live.

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Submitted: 5/31/09 • Approved: 12/30/13 • Last Updated: 10/2/16 • R200573-G0-S3

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