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Burl Dean Atwell, Sr., 73, a resident of Greenville died at his home August 1, 2017. A funeral service was held August 4 at 11 a.m. at Antioch East Baptist Church. Reverend Ronnie Boulware officiated and Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home directed. Visitation was held from 10-11 a.m. at the church. A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Montgomery on August 4.

Mr. Atwell is preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Irene Atwell; first wife, Novis Farley Atwell; sister, Carol McCrory; brothers, A.J. Gibson and Gerald Atwell.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley M. Atwell of Greenville; daughter, Rosa Atwell Byrd (Steve) of Montgomery; sons, Robert Atwell (Jennifer) of Prattville; Ray Atwell (Sheron) of Saraland and Burl Dean Atwell, Jr. (Tonya) of Prattville; brother, Earl Atwell (Barbara) of Prattville; seven grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his honor to the American Cancer Society at Please sign online condolences at


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