Barbara Ann Atkinson, 65, of Haskell passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013. She was born Feb. 8, 1948, in Benton. Mrs. Atkinson was a licensed practical nurse and a member of the Family Church in Bryant.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Mattie Whitley, and four sisters, Lillian Whitley, Ada Rogers, Lucille Cole and Joyce Parnell.
She is survived by her son, Ronnie Atkinson of Jacksonville; daughter Margie Osborn and her husband, Chris, of Benton; two sisters, Louise Whitley of Little Rock and Janice Couch of Benton; two granddaughters, Olivia Ann Osborn and Isabella Renee Osborn; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.
A funeral service will be held at noon on Monday, May 6, at the Family Church in Bryant with burial at Mt. Harmony Cemetery. The Rev. Perry Black will be officiating.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at Ashby Funeral Home.
Online guest book:www.ashbyfuneralhome.
Family Comments: Mom loved to cook for small or big occasions. She loved the Lord, her children and her two granddaughters, which were the apples of her eye.