Michael Atha

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By The Staff

Harold Michael “Mike” Atha, 59, died April 26, 2009.

Born Oct. 10, 1949, in Franklin County, Mr. Atha was a graduate of Franklin County High School and Kentucky State University. He was an employee of the Department of Fish and Wildlife, a member of the National Angus Association, Frankfort-Franklin County Farmers Association, Distillers Union, and St. Johns Baptist Church. During his youth, he was a member of Boy Scout Troop 281.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ranzel Atha; and a brother, Charles D. Atha.

He is survived by his wife of almost 40 years, Carolyn Tate Atha; his children, Angela Hinkle and her husband Chris, and Rebecca Atha and her husband David Barbour, all of Frankfort; three grandchildren, William Everett Hinkle, Heather Marie Hinkle and Jaimison Wayne Barbour; his mother, Ada Terry Atha; one brother, Donald G. Atha; and several nephews, nieces and cousins.

Memorial services were held May 1 with the Rev. Larry Gaines officiating.

Expressions of sympathy in Mike’s memory may be made to a local Boy Scout Troop.

Condolences may be shared via the online guest book at www.harrodbrothersfuneralhome.com.