Juanita Burleson Atwood

February 3, 1941October 25, 2011

Juanita Burleson Atwood, age 70, of Marion, NC, passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at her residence. She was a member of Garden Creek Baptist Church for 46 years. She left behind her special companion, Peanut her dog.

She was born February 3, 1941 in Yancey County, NC to the late Olga Burleson and Bessie Honeycutt Burleson. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by a sister; Linda Burleson Edwards, and a nephew; Ricky Forbes.

Surviving is her loving husband of 57 years; Johnnie Atwood, son; Ronald Atwood, wife Lynn, of Nashville, NC, daughter; Debi Atwood, of Marion, daughter; Kimberly Atwood Swank, husband Brent of Vernal, Utah, daughter; Melissa Atwood Elliott, of Marion, daughter; Robin Atwood Replogle, husband Mike, of Boone, sister; Lillian Forbes, husband Frank, of Spruce Pine, brother; Burnette Burleson, wife Judy, of Nebo, brother; Harold Burleson, wife Linda, of Marion, sister; Brenda Sills, husband, Silas, of Marion, brother-in-law; Rodger Edwards, of Greensboro, NC.. Grandchildren; Penny Atwood, John Paul Atwood, Danielle Whaley, Jordan Harrell, Jake Elliott, Katie Replogle, Michael Replogle, Taylor Replogle, Briana Civish, and Emily Oley, and six Great-Grandchildren. Special recognition to Hospice of McDowell County; Cristi Ward, Sherry McCoyle, Jamie Cable, and Sheila McPeters.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, October 28, 2011 in Garden Creek Baptist Church in Marion with Rev. Coy Jeans, Rev. Allen McKinney, and Rev. Ken Burleson officiating. Burial will follow at McDowell Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday October 27, 2011 at Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.


  • Visitation Thursday, October 27, 2011
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 28, 2011

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D Stallings

October 29, 2011

May God bless you at this time and grant you peace

October 28, 2011

Johnny and family, I was so sorry to learn of Juanita's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficut time. Maxine and Michael Gibson

Lisa Smith

October 28, 2011

I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I could have came to the visitation. I have such wonderful childhood memories of being in your home. You just don't find neighbors like your family anymore. Much love and prayer to each of you.
Lisa Hoyle Smith

Brenda Buchanan

October 27, 2011

burnett an judy i am so sorry for your loss

October 27, 2011

Johnny and family, so sorry to hear of Juanita,s passing. She was a life long friend. We shared many happy moments in our playhouses. May you find comfort and peace knowing she is in a better place. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Joyce & Ralph McKinney, Layton, Utah

October 27, 2011

our thoughts and prayers are with your family. we will miss juanita: we love you all. love mike and marilyn burnette

Harold & Carolyn Stewart

October 27, 2011

Johnny, I am deeply saddened because of your loss. I pray God's spritit and his blessings will be with you and your family during this time of sorrow.

Brandon Chrisco

October 27, 2011

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family.