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Hope Moravian Church Fellowship Hall
2759 Hope Church Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27127
Saturday, Feb 17, 2018

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Hope Moravian Church
2759 Hope Church Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27127
Saturday, Feb 17, 2018
11 a.m.

Albert Benton Atwood
Jul 31, 1931 - Jan 28, 2018
Albert Benton Atwood of Winston-Salem, NC passed away on January 28, 2018 at his home. Albert was born on July 31, 1931 in Forsyth County to the late Lucile Burke Atwood and the late Charles Dewitt Atwood. He was a graduate of Clemmons School (1949) and attended N.C. State University in ROTC. He was an active member of Hope Moravian Church where he served as vice-chair of the Board of Elders, Sunday School superintendent, and sang in the choir. He was retired from Western and Southern Life Insurance. In addition to his parents, Albert was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth Brown Atwood, and his grandson Erik Wheeler. He is survived by their children Craig Atwood (Julie), Lynn Coore (John), Keith Weatherman (Susan), and Reenea Bryant (Jim); sister Emily Cheek (Odell); grandchildren Allyson, Emily, Sarah, Madeleine, Mark, Billy, Kelly, Jodie, and Nicole; eleven great-grandchildren; and two nephews. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 at Hope Moravian Church with pastors Judy Knopf and David Merritt officiating with graveside service following. The family will receive friends after the service in the Fellowship Hall of Hope Church. Memorials may be made to Hope Moravian Church, 2759 Hope Church Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27127. Online condolences may be made at www.salemfh.com. Salem Funerals & Cremations is serving the Atwood family.
Nancy (Hutchins) Morgan
Dear Family: I met Al at New Eden Moravian Church when he and Lib were dating. I was 10-12 yrs. old and my brother, Jimmy, was about 8 yrs. He and Lib were dating. When they married, he became active, sang beautiful tenor in the choir, and sang in a men's quartet with my father, Edgar, and Joe Misenheimer and C.M. Tesh. My mother played the piano and organ. Our families spent many happy times together. I remember when your family moved to a new house down the road from the Atwood Farm (now Atwood Acres). I even remember when Craig was born as well as the fascinating practice of naming Atwood sons in alphabetical fashion, that is, A.B. for Albert Benton and C.D. for Craig Darren. I remember the first time I encountered Al's sometimes feisty response, but knew his affections ran deep. These memories are vivid although much time has passed and our parents have been reunited in heaven. But memories last and carry us through the tough times. I pray that peace and joy will replace your grief.
Deidra Haley Watkins Jones
Love and prayers for my adopted family during this time of sorrow.
Rachel Morton
God cares for those who are brokenhearted; Psalm 34:18 assures us that he is close to them. Psalm 147:3 says: "He heals the brokenhearted; He binds up their wounds". Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; 1 Peter 5:7)
Bill Malone
Craig, I am sorry to hear that your father passed away. Please accept my deepest and most heartfelt condolences. Both of my parents are gone so I know a little bit about what you have been through and are going through. God bless you and your family and all of your siblings and their families as well. Bill


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