Clipped From Statesville Daily Record
JAMES ATKINS James Atkins, 53, manager of the Methodist assembly grounds J at Lake Junaluska, died Tuesday right at 11 o'clock at his home at the lake. Death resulted from a heart u-ttcck after very brief illness. Funeral services were held at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon from the First Methodist church <: . Wayr.e-Evi'.le. Mr. Atkins was a son of the late Bishop James Atkins, of Waynesville, and had resided in the Waynesville section practically all of his life. His father Was one/ of the chief .promoters in the est.-ibliishment of the assembly at Lake Junaluska. Mr. Atkins became receiver of the assembly grounds when the property was in financial straits a few years ago, and .handled it in such u manner that he and the Rev. W. A. Lambeth, of High Point, succeeded in raising- funds to pay oft' the indebtedness and return the property 'to the Southern Methodist church. Mr. Atkins wae a brother of Halliard B. Atkins, receiver of the First National Bank of Statesville.