James M. Atkinson, age 61 of Snellville died Saturday, November 13, 2004. He was Past Master of Norcross Lodge #228 and Snellville Lodge #99; and a Shriner. He served in the Marine Reserve. He served as a Stephen Minister at Norcross United Methodist Church. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Deborah Tanner Atkinson; son, James “Marcus” Atkinson, Jr. both of Snellville, daughter & son-in-law, Donna & Steve McMahan, Huntsville, AL and a precious granddaughter, Claire; sister & brother-in-law, Paula & Gerry Herlingson, SC; brothers, Eddie & Cheryl Atkinson, Mike & Sharon Atkinson all of Lawrenceville, Jeff & Connie Atkinson, Dacula; and a host of nieces and nephews and friends. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, November 16, 2004 at Snellville United Methodist Church with Dr. David Jones officiating. Interment, Arlington Memorial Park. Arrangements by Eternal Hills Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Snellville. 770-972-3155.