Harvey Watson Akins

January 29, 1919September 6, 2012

Harvey Watson Akins Mr. Akins, age 93, of Charlotte, was welcomed into his heavenly home on Thursday, September 6, 2012. Born January 29, 1929 in Hoke Co., he was a son of the late Van James Akins, Sr. and Alice Bernie McCracken Akins. Mr. Akins served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. For twenty years he was a truck driver. Later, Mr. Akins was employed with Gethsemane Cemetery and Memorial Gardens for over ten years. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church. Mr. Akins was an avid hunter and fisherman. The service to celebrate the life of Harvey Watson Akins will be held 11:00 AM Monday, September 10, 2012 in the Hudson Chapel of Northside Baptist Church with Reverend Ed Propst, officiating. Interment will follow in Gethsemane Cemetery and Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Louise Mangum Akins a daughter, Linda A. Walker, and her husband, Bill, all of the home; three grandchildren, Mike Batts of Charlotte, Tricia Lynch and her husband, Mark, of Hilton Head Island, SC and Jonathan Walker and his wife, Jennifer, of Rock Hill; three great grandchildren, Sarah Batts of Mooresville and Reagan and Olivia Lynch, both of Hilton Head Island, SC; two siblings, Josephine Strauss of Berwick, PA and James Akins of Concord; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Akins was preceded in death by a daughter, Marie; and six siblings, Viola, Carl, Mary, Rebecca, Bennie Lee and Dwight.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Jolly Sixties of Northside Baptist Church, 333 Jeremiah Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28262.

Arrangements by McEwen Funeral Service, 6300 Mallard Creek Road, Charlotte, NC 28262. (704-596-3291). Condolences may be offered at


  • Funeral Service Monday, September 10, 2012
  • Visitation Monday, September 10, 2012

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Tricia Lynch

September 12, 2012

My Paw-Paw was a great man of God. He touched many lives. For my brother, Mike, and myself; he was an integral part of our lives during our formative years and beyond. He was fortunate to have been blessed with three Great Grand-daughters. Sarah (age 21), Raegan (age 20), and Olivia (age 9) all who knew their Great Paw-Paw very well and loved him dearly. He will be greatly missed by all of us but his unconditional love, support, wisdom, and guidance will forever be a part of all of us.

Diane Akins-Dias

September 11, 2012

Linda, I am grieving with you for your loss and rejoicing with you that your Daddy is now walking with Jesus. Love your cuz

Bonnie Workman

September 10, 2012

Dear Linda and Aunt Louise, so sorry to hear of Uncle Harveys passing. He was always so kind to us when we visited. My dad will be happy to see him again. God bless you

Tina Barker-Cox

September 10, 2012

So sorry to hear about Uncle Harvey....Aunt Louise My prayers are with you and Linda. I wish I could be there but I will be there in spirit. Love you all Tina

Sue Gainey

September 9, 2012

Linda and Bill, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers now and in the days ahead.

Ottis and Sue

September 9, 2012

Louise and family,
Sorry to read of your loss. Harvey was a good man. Our prayers are with you at this time.
We had some good times together at Northside Baptist church.
May God bless you and keep you.

Paul & Ila Sanders
Davidson, NC

L.B and Dawn Williams

September 8, 2012

mr Harvey will be greatly miss . Heaven is sweeter today . praying for you family

M. Williams

September 8, 2012

I'm very sorry to hear of the loss of your dear loved one. I would like to express my deepest sympathies to the family. May "The God of all comfort" bring your family peace during this time. 2 Cor.1:3

Harvey and Peggy Ingram

September 8, 2012

Louise and family, You are in our prayers at this time. God's grace be with you all.

Ed Propst

September 8, 2012

Harvey will be greatly missed by his Sunday School class, church, and friends. I always looked forward to seeing his smiling face in our SS class. Always ready to help. For years I have taught behind the rolling pulpit that he built for his SS class. What a privilege to call Harvey friend. Looking forward to that day where we meet again!