George C. Akins

July 1, 1930August 13, 2010

Mr. George C. Akins, 80, of Cartersville, Georgia died peacefully in the arms of his family on Friday, August 13th.

Mr. Akins was born in 1930 in Bartow County, son of deceased Lillian Black Akins and Gordon Van Akins. Survivors include his wife, Inis Shearl Akins; Daughter and Son-in-Law, Sandy and Chuck Spinner; Brothers, Tom Akins of Cartersville and Charles Akins of Douglasville; Granddaughter, Holly Spinner Allen and her husband, Christian C. Allen; Grandson, Mark A. Spinner and wife Brooke Mathison Spinner of Cartersville, as well as, five great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and his much loved and respected brother-in-law, Stanley Shearl, Canal Fulton, Ohio.

Mr. Akins retired from his own business in the late 80’s. He was very creative and liked to work with wood and putter around his shop making gifts for his grandchildren such as little locking boxes, hand-carved hearts, doll beds and bird houses. He had a great respect and love for nature. While he was a tall, straight, strong fisherman and hunter, his soft heart shone through when he held a baby, visited old folks or helped a sick person or animal in trouble. He had a terrific sense of humor and his family’s “George Stories” will be told for generations to come.

The family will receive friends at Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Drive, Cartersville, on Sunday, August 15th from 1 P.M. to 3 P.M. A private family graveside service will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Salvation Army, 770-387-9955. Please visit to post tributes and sign the online register book. Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Drive, Cartersville, GA, has charge of the funeral arrangements.



  • Private Graveside Service Sunday, August 15, 2010
  • Visitation Sunday, August 15, 2010


  • Burial

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Kimberly Hosterman

August 19, 2010

To Sandy and Family,

I'm so sorry for your loss. I wish I could have gotten to know Uncle George better, my Mom has wonderful memories of spending time with you all as a child. I surely missed out on getting to know such a great man.

Sending lots of love to you all.

Linda Shearl

August 17, 2010

A candle burns brightly and forever in your memory Uncle George. I love you and will forever remember your smile, and your kind and gentle ways, and will always have fond memories of the fun times I spent as a little girl with you, Aunt Inis and my special cuz Sandy! I will cherish those memories and hold them in my heart forever and ever! MY LOVE TO ALL OF YOU. Linda

Lucius Harwell

August 16, 2010

George was the firstt person who spoke to me on April 4, 1984, when I walked through the doors of a little building on Elizabeth Street. That was over 26 years ago and I still hold to every word he said to me that evening.

Please accept my sincere sympathy in his passing. Our loss is Heaven's gain.

Rev. Jack Kennington

August 16, 2010

Dear Akins Family,

Thank you for allowing me to conduct Mr. George's service. I enjoyed my short friendship with him and wish I could have known hin when he was healthy. What a life, what a Man! He can't be replaced, only remembered with great fondness and some humor! Psalm 116:15 "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his Saints."

Jerry Don and Becky Boyd

August 16, 2010

May God be with you in this time of loss for your loved one. We will keep you in our hearts and our prayers. Let Tom know we are thinking of him also and that we love him very much. Jerry Don and Becky Boyd

Brenda Donald

August 15, 2010

I made it through my childhood largely because of Uncle George, Aunt Inis and Sandy! Like shiny miracles, they would appear when our family needed them the most and would always leave hope behind when they left. I felt loved because of them. George was the most clever and creative man I've ever known with an unrivaled wit and an uncanny ability to make you feel great no matter how you really felt. My heart goes out to our family and the great number of folks who are suffering his loss. All my love, Brenda

Gordon Dino Donald

August 15, 2010

I loved Uncle George like a Dad. When my Dad died when I was 11 and he was only 37, Uncle George came to Lansing Michigan ans brought us home. He always loved my Mom and took great care of her and us. His heart was so huge and we were so fortunate to have known him. I regeret that we didn't spend mush time together lately and will miss him so much. There are so many stories and fond memories that will live forever. He and Aunt Inis and Sandy were our vacation growing up traveling through the mountains to get to Chagrin Falls Ohio. This is one great family and his legacy will love forever.
Gordon (Dino) Donald