Nov. 19, 2007 oibituaries

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By The Staff

James William Akins Sr.

James William Akins, Sr., 89, of the Mossy Grove Community, died on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007, at Roane Medical Center.

He was born on November 6, 1918 in Daysville. He was a charter member and a deacon of Mossy Grove Baptist Church. He was also a purple heart veteran of World War II.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew Jackson and Bertha Garrett Akins; brothers, Hobert Akins, Charles Akins, Carl Akins, Jess Steelman, and Ed Steelman; sisters, Opal Ashford and two infant siblings; and granddaughter, Phyllis Human Madden.

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