August 22, 2018
88 year old Auval Estes Atnip of Smithville passed away Wednesday at his residence. He was retired from TRW, a veteran, and a Baptist. The funeral will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mike Clayborn will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from noon until 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hascal and Lillie Atnip; wife, Mentie Young Atnip; five brothers and sisters, and granddaughter, Toni Davis. Survivors include five children, Austin Atnip, Brenda and Ricky Adams, Patricia Wright, Lillie Mairene, Tracy Bowman, and Sherry and Terry O’Neil. Eleven grandchildren and many great grandchildren and loving caregivers and family Don and Melinda Williams also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.