89 year old Delmar Dee \"Dale\" Atnip of McMinnville died at his residence Tuesday of an extended illness. He was born in DeKalb County, a retired owner of Atnip Motors, and a member of the Westside Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of High Funeral Home in McMinnville. Tyree Smith will officiate and burial will be in the Faulkner Cemetery at Pike Hill. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until the time of the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Burley and Novella Atnip; a daughter, Gail King; two brothers; and three sisters. He is survived by his wife, Karen Hennessee Atnip of McMinnville. Two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Betty Jo Atnip of Smithville and John and Betty Jean Atnip of Christiana. Three daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis and Ronnie Tramel of Smithville, Linda Dale and Toby Lewis of McMinnville and Tonjia and Jerry Potts of Santa Fe. Eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Three sisters, Alene Ladd of Pineville, Louisiana, Ruth Johnson of Louisiana, and Dean Kite of Knoxville. One brother, Jim Solon Atnip of Georgetown, Louisiana. Several nieces and nephews. Special friends, Kristy Self and Bonnie K. Special adopted granddaughter, Madalyn Stubblefield. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.
Oct 31 2006