OBITUARY

Paul Lamar Akridge Jr.

November 1, 1929September 4, 2011

Paul Lamar Akridge, Jr., 81, of Cartersville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, September 4, 2011. Mr. Akridge was born November 1, 1929 in Baker County, Georgia, was a member of the American Legion and a member of Rowland Springs Baptist Church. Paul loved God, family and country. He served in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Prior to and preceding his enlistment, he was active in the National Guard and the Air Force Reserve. He was proud to serve his country. During most of his life he lived and worked in the Albany, Georgia area. He was always in the automotive business, which he loved. The family moved to Marietta in 1986 and to Cartersville in 2001. He retired in 1993. After he retired he became a Master Genealogist, and spent many happy hours tracing his and other families roots back many generations. Paul was a loving and generous person, always willing to give a helping hand. He was greatly loved and will be sorely missed by many. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul Lamar Akridge, Sr. and Rubye Mae Pierce Akridge. Surviving is his wife, Ginger Akridge of Cartersville, children, Steve and Karan Akridge of Kennesaw, Cindy and Mike Martin of Cartersville, Trish and Bucky Schoocraft of Dallas, grandchildren, Candis Calvert, Scott Akridge, Elizabeth Barksdale, Jessica Smith, Katie Yeomans, six great grandchildren, two brothers and sisters in law, Raymond and Blanche Akridge of Albany, David and Linda Akridge of Acworth and a number of nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Saturday , September 10, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel of Owen Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Ringwalt officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday afternoon from 2:00-3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Lung Association or Disabled American Veterans. Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Drive, Cartersville, Georgia is in charge of the arrangements.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 10, 2011
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September 14, 2011

Tricia

September 14, 2011

Missing you Daddy. Love you very much.

Donna Goodman

September 10, 2011

Ginger - I was so sorry to hear about Paul Jr. I have been remembering Paul Jr and the years I lived in Albany when I was younger - and you & the kids. He was a kind, quiet, and very talented person! Please know that I am thinking about you. Love to all, Donna (Morrison) Goodman

September 7, 2011

I cannot remember a time when Paul was not my "brother." I loved him dearly and will miss him. Always a kind word, a smile. It is the greatest comfort to know this is only, "until we meet again," and not forever. I know he claimed Jesus as his Savior, which makes him my brother forever and we'll have a grand reunion one day. My love to you all.
Sue

Dave Akridge

September 7, 2011

Ginger & Family:

You have my deepest sympathy. I never met Paul in person, but through phone calls and email I knew him. He truly enjoyed working on his genealogy and his work brought many generations and branches of the family together. He will be missed.

William Akridge

September 7, 2011

September 6, 2011
Please accept our sympathy. William James Akridge and wife Marie (Mesa, Arizona)

Don Ford

September 7, 2011

Ginger & Family,
So sorry to hear of Paul's homegoing. I have many fond memories of Paul and I working together over the years and the times he and I spent together playing guitar. I pray that God will richly bless and sustain you in this hour as only He can.

Fran Goode Akridge

September 7, 2011

Although we never met in person, I enjoyed talking to Paul and exchanging E-Mails with him. We shared information, but he gave more than he received. May God be with you during this time.