BROADWAY — Ramon Elwood Atkins III, age 54, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. He was born on Feb. 21, 1965, son of Ramon Elwood Atkins Jr. and Donna Dickerson Atkins. He was a graduate of Western Harnett High School and was a veteran of the United States Army. He was an avid Duke fan and loved Duke basketball games.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Cool Springs United Methodist Church in Broadway with the Rev. Duncan Jones and the Rev. Bobby Herring officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Surviving are his parents, the Rev. Ramon Atkins and Donna Atkins of Broadway; sister, Jone Atkins Rose and husband Thomas of Japan; brother, Randal Atkins and wife Shannon of Broadway; and 10 nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Cool Springs United Methodist Church, 2741 Cool Springs Road, Broadway, one hour prior to the funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials are made to Cool Springs United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 617, Mamers, NC 27552, or to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Online condolences can be made at www.smithfuneralhomebroadway.com.
Arrangements are by Smith Funeral Home of Broadway.