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Gardner Ray Funeral Director

800 Kansas Avenue
Atchison, KS 66002
(913) 367-6543
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Harouff Arensberg Pruett Funeral Home

208 North 5th Street
Atchison, KS 66002
(913) 367-7494
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MT Vernon Cemetery

Po Box 33
Atchison, KS n, KS
(913) 367-2705
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Sawin Dyer Funeral Home

800 Kansas Avenue
Atchison, KS 66002
(913) 367-1013
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Sunset Memory Gardens

10254 Highway K7
Atchison, KS
(913) 367-4648
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Rev. Samuel Atchison, who saved Mt. Calvary in 1980 riots, dies at 89 - Miami Herald

Monday, August 29, 2016

But Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church’s bells never stopped ringing. This was the Rev. Samuel Atchison’s doing.Mt. Calvary was his spiritual home since he became pastor in its original Overtown lot in 1963. Three years later, after the Florida Department of Transportation forced a relocation to build Interstate 95, Atchison helped move the historic church to the heart of Liberty City on Northwest 62nd Street, where it still stands.“I remember the day he came home, he was so flustered,” daughter Sandra McKinney said of the McDuffie riots. “He was standing in the door and the guys ran up to him with a pole with fire on it and they all said to him, ‘Get back in the church, Reverend, and close the door.’ ”Atchison refused.“I don’t know what Dad was thinking, but he was going to protect his church,” McKinney said. “Everything around Calvary burned down. But not Calvary. They passed him by. All the power went out around there but the bell kept ringing.”Atchison, 89, died Aug. 9, nine years after finally stepping down as the church’s spiritual leader in 2007. He had served for 45 years.“He was such an example in our community of a Christian man,” said Bea Hines, a longtime Miami Herald religion columnist. “He left big footprints. Very hard to follow a man like that.”Atchison was born April 27, 1927, in Thorsby, Alabama, one of 10 c...

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Monday, July 11, 2016

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (Pancan), 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 or H.A.L.O., 1015 East Atchison, Jefferson City, Mo. 65101. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.

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Rev. Samuel Atchison, who saved Mt. Calvary in 1980 riots, dies at 89 - Miami Herald

Monday, August 29, 2016

But Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church’s bells never stopped ringing. This was the Rev. Samuel Atchison’s doing.Mt. Calvary was his spiritual home since he became pastor in its original Overtown lot in 1963. Three years later, after the Florida Department of Transportation forced a relocation to build Interstate 95, Atchison helped move the historic church to the heart of Liberty City on Northwest 62nd Street, where it still stands.“I remember the day he came home, he was so flustered,” daughter Sandra McKinney said of the McDuffie riots. “He was standing in the door and the guys ran up to him with a pole with fire on it and they all said to him, ‘Get back in the church, Reverend, and close the door.’ ”Atchison refused.“I don’t know what Dad was thinking, but he was going to protect his church,” McKinney said. “Everything around Calvary burned down. But not Calvary. They passed him by. All the power went out around there but the bell kept ringing.”Atchison, 89, died Aug. 9, nine years after finally stepping down as the church’s spiritual leader in 2007. He had served for 45 years.“He was such an example in our community of a Christian man,” said Bea Hines, a longtime Miami Herald religion columnist. “He left big footprints. Very hard to follow a man like that.”Atchison was born April 27, 1927, in Thorsby, Alabama, one of 10 c...

Edward Meyers

Monday, July 11, 2016

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (Pancan), 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 or H.A.L.O., 1015 East Atchison, Jefferson City, Mo. 65101. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.