Mr. Leonard Darnell Atchley, age 71 of Marvin Avenue, Summerville,GA passed away Friday, January 28, 2011 in Floyd Medical Center.  Mr. Atchley was born in Rome, GA on April 1, 1939. He was retired from Mohawk Industries and was a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church and was a Veteran having served in the United States Army.

Mr. Atchley was preceded in death by his father and mother, Bernell and Azzie Lee Loveless Atchley; son, Sid Ponder and daughter, Deborah Slayton.

Mr. Atchley is survived by his wife, Carolyn Sue Tapp Atchley of Summerville, GA; daughters and sons-in-law, Heather and Howard Pierce of Lawton, OK and Tonya and Travis Morrow of Coldwater, MI; sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Billy Joe Simpson, Martha Potts, and Glenda and Archie Noles of Summerville, GA; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, January 30, 2011 at 2pm from the chapel of the Erwin-Pettit Funeral Home with Rev. John Mann and Rev. Leon Craig officiating. Interment will follow in the West Hill Cemetary.

Mr. Atchley will lie-in-state Saturday, January 29, 2011 at the Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6pm to 8:30pm. Pallbearers will be Chris Noles, Brian Noles, Terry Ray Potts, Tim Simpson, Gary Morgan, Jack Smith and Andy Cash.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Residents of McGinnis High Rise and his Coffee Drinking Friends.

Ewrin-Petitt Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements for Mr. Leonard Darnell Atchley who passed away Friday.