- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 9, 2014

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - Former Sebastian County Sheriff Frank Atkinson has died following a battle with lung cancer.

Atkinson’s wife, Sharron Atkinson, said Atkinson died Monday after going to a hospital when he had trouble breathing.

The Southwest Times Record reports (https://bit.ly/1z2OuEV ) that Atkinson was elected sheriff in 1998 and retired in 2010.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by McConnell Funeral Home in Greenwood.

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Information from: Southwest Times Record, https://www.swtimes.com/

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