Atkins Label: In an old tuxedo going to Goodwill I found this label. Bob Atkins ran Atkins, Inc. in uptown Martinsville in the 1940s through the 1960s. Bob came from a large family and was raised in Woolwine. At some point his brother B.I. opened Atkins Brothers Mercantile Company in Draper, NC. Most of B.I.'s brothers worked in the store. Bob left his brother's store and worked for Davidson's in Roanoke. He then moved to Martinsville and opened Atkins, a men's store similar to Davidson's, on the north side of Church Street. By the 1950s Bob had moved across the street. His store was ultimately bought by Davidson's. View all of Bob's brothers HERE View all our Atkins related photos by searching for Atkins HERE.