Howard Akins, age 80, died Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at South Georgia Medical Center.
Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Saturday, December 17, 2011 at Beggs Funeral Home Madison Chapel with burial at Pine View Cemetery, Quitman, Georgia. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Friday, December 16, 2011 at Beggs Funeral Home.
Bro. Howard Akins began his life on February 13, 1931 in Madison. He was born to the late Abraham and Virginia Akins. Being the third youngest of seven children, he attended the public schools of Madison County. He was converted at an early age. Bro. Howard served as an usher at New Hope P. B. Church of Pinetta for many, many years until he became ill.
Bro. Howard worked in the logging business for many years, then he went into his own business. He was employed with the County of Madison, which he retired from. He also worked for Beggs Funeral Home.
Howard loved people and met no strangers, seeing his smiling face always brighten up your day. Howard loved fishing and playing with his grandchildren.
Howard was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Ernest Akins, King Akins and Charlie Mack Akins. He leaves behind two brothers, N. L. (Martha) Akins of Pinetta, and Norman Akins of Cherry Lake and and sister, Janie Bell Brinson of Madison.
Bro. Howard leaves to mourn his children whom he loved so dearly. Sonja (Nedric Strozier) Akins of Valdosta, Ga., Lee (Obra) Baynard of Madison, James Baynard of Germany, Howard (Angela) King of Virginia, Janice King, Lynda (AL) Conner of SC, Lisa King of Virginia, Peggy Wilson, Jimmy L. Wilson, Alexander Wilson, Wesley Wilson all of Quitman, Ga., Jeffrey (Cathy) Wilson of Ft. Myers, Fl., Willie James Wilson of Jackson, Ga., Craig (Jackie) King of Quitman, Ga. Two stepsons Johnny Head of Ky. and David Head of Va. And a host of nephews, nieces, and grandchildren, along with his very special grandchild “Queenie” Mariah Strozier.
Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements 850-973-2258.