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Robert Johnson Atwell, 89, of Lonoke, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012. He was born Dec. 27, 1922 in Ridgely, Tenn. to Lee and Vandy Trimm Atwell. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Cabot. He was a welder and pipefitter his entire life and was a 30-year member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local #155. After his retirement, he continued to weld and tinker in his shop.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Vandy Trimm Atwell; four sisters and two brothers.

Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Lucy Louise Tipton Atwell of Lonoke; children, Connie Louise Sawyer of Cabot and Larry Robert Atwell of Jacksonville, Fla.; sister, Ruby Griffin of Hughes; two grandchildren, Kyle Burton and Melissa Ratliff; and three great grandchildren.

A funeral was held Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 at Moore’s funeral home. Burial was in Union Valley Cemetery in England.

The family requests memorial donations be made to Union Valley Cemetery or Arkansas Hospice.

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