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James Atkins, 78, of Cygnet

James Atkins, 78, of Cygnet, died at 7:04 a.m., Monday, March 6, 2017, at Wood County Hospital, Bowling Green.

He was born on May 2, 1938, in Falls View, WV to the late Mearl and Lois (Maurer) Atkins.

He married Martha Sewell on January 27, 1961, and she survives. Also surviving are sons: Scott (Kelly) Atkins of Findlay, Mark (Maureen) Atkins of Sylvania and Greg (Christy) Atkins of Granger, IN; his sisters: Kay (Tom) Gonyer of FL, Sue (Ed) Schultz of Wooster, Mary Jane (David) Stephens of TX and Rebecca Rister of FL; his grandchildren: Christopher Atkins, Lauren (Karl) Grosslin, Lindsay Atkins, Matthew Atkins, Jacob Atkins, Elizabeth Atkins, Spencer Atkins and Abby Atkins; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jim was preceded in death by his brother, Tom Atkins. Jim was a U.S. Navy Veteran. He was the former owner of SMC Aluminum Foundry, in North Baltimore from which he retired in 2010. He was a life member of the North Baltimore American Legion Post 539 and member of the N.R.A.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 13, 2017 at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, with Pastor Susan Kronbach officiating.

Burial will be in Old Maplewood Cemetery, where full military rites will be conducted by the North Baltimore American Legion Post 539. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Sunday at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME.

Memorial contributions may be made to the North Baltimore American Legion Post 539.

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