OBITUARY

Johnnie Ruth Cook Akins

May 27, 1927June 12, 2013

Johnnie Ruth Cook Akins, age 86, of Statham, GA, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013. During her life, she was a member of New Pentecost United Methodist Church. She sang and played piano for the church choir. Johnnie worked as a secretary for Statham Garment and retired from Bank South as a teller. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar Ernest and Johnnie Lou Thompson Cook; a brother, “Doc” Cook; and four sisters, Frances Clack, Montene “Tom” Hulsey, Maxine Skinner, and Annie Dean Mount. Survivors include her husband, Floyd Lamar Akins, Sr. of Statham; her son, Floyd “Buddy” Akins, Jr. of Statham; two brothers, Jack Lester (Jean) Cook of Winder, GA and Harry Lee (Shirley) Cook of Auburn, GA; and one sister, Phoebe Cook (“Wick”) Dillashaw of Cornelia, GA. The family will receive friends from 12-2:00 pm Friday, June 14, 2013 at Smith Funeral Home, Winder prior to the service. The service will be held at 2:00 pm graveside at Barrow Memorial Gardens, Winder, with Reverend Mike McLemore officiating. The burial will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Pentecost United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1323 Highway 211 NE, Winder, GA, 30680. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, June 14, 2013
  • Graveside Service Friday, June 14, 2013
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Johnnie Ruth Cook Akins

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June 12, 2013

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