Hassel O’Neal Atchley of Blountsville passed away at his residence on Saturday, March 13, 2021, at the age of 85. Hassel was born on April 3, 1935, in Albertville, Alabama. He had been in hospice care for 8 months prior to his death. He lived most of his life in Albertville. Before retirement, Hassel was an accomplished brick mason. He was handsome, well-dressed and always fun-loving.
Mr. Atchley was preceded in death by his first wife Martine Tidmore Atchley; his second wife Shirley Irvin Atchley; his parents W.L. Atchley and Marrine Moore Davis; and a special aunt , Ovell Rutledge.
Hassel is survived by his current wife, Betty Sullins. He is lovingly remembered by his son Phillip (Sheila) Atchley; daughters Angie (Don) Gray, Ronda (Randy Eudy) Sullins and Donna (Gary) Godfrey; sisters, Zoya (Richard Slatta) Atkinson and Debbie (Steve) Ladd; special cousins, Danny Rutledge, Richard Lambert, Curtis Byars and Carolyn Walden; grandchildren Lori (Derek) Strange, Amy (Clint) Talton, Josh (Elise) Gray, Blake (Emily) McClain, Tiffany (Skyler) Bixby, and Jared (Christina) Godfrey; great grandchildren, Gavin Strange, Shepard Strange, Simeon Talton, Kassie Gray, Eleni Gray, Lydia Gray, Kinsley Bixby, and Jared (Christina) Godfrey; nieces and nephews, J.D. Slatta, Simon Ladd, Elizabeth Ladd Franco and Aaron Ladd.
A celebration of life ceremony will take place at Lake Guntersville (Town Creek) that will be officiated by Hassel’s son-in-law Don Gray on Saturday, March 27, at 2 p.m. (weather permitting).