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Saturday October 12th, 2019
12:00pm - 2:00pm

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Funeral Service

Appalachian Funeral Services Chapel
Saturday October 12th, 2019
2:00pm - 2:30pm

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Ernie Lee Akins

Ernie Lee Akins, 68, of Tuckasegee, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Sunday October 6, 2019. A native and lifelong resident of Jackson County he was the son of the late Paul and Geneva Akins. A member of New Hope Baptist Church, Ernie was a U.S.Marine Corps Veteran. He loved his truck driving, especially his long distance truck driving, he enjoyed playing his guitar and listening to country music. He loved his family, his friends and his dogs. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by a brother, Ronnie Akins. 

He is survived by his wife of 40 years Linda Akins

His Children- Johnny Akins (Jessica) of Tuckasegee

                      Julie Owens ( Markus) of Tuckasegee

                      Kim Bryson (John ) of Sylva

                      Ernie Akins Jr. of High Point

Grandchildren- Tasha, Tabitha, Sarah, Ashley, Trenten, Jacob, Kyersten, Alisha and Mikaela

Great Grandchildren- Makinley, Brinley, Natalie and Emmit

Brother- Larry Akins (Sheila) of Sylva

Several nieces and nephews also survive

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday October 12, 2019 in the Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Services with the Revs. Markus Owens and Jeremiah McCall officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the Service from 12:00 until 2:00 pm at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Lung Association, National Direct Response Headquarters, 1200 Hosford St, Suite 101, Hudson, WI, 54916-9316

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Billy & Sharron Crain Oct 12 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ernie Akins

Billy & Sharron Crain Oct 12 2019 12:00 AM

Ernie Akin was a man with a heart of gold, had a passion to care for everyone, and was ready with a helping hand at anytime. Ernie loved his family! He will be missed by MANY. We love you Ernie! Billy & Sharron Crain

Billy & Sharron Crain Oct 12 2019 12:00 AM

Ernie was so wonderful to my husband, Frank, when he was going through cancer treatment. Frank looked forward to seeing Ernie at O'Malley's for the final three years of his life. I will miss Ernie so very much. Always so upbeat, positive..and FUNNY.

Allison Padgett Oct 9 2019 12:00 AM

Linda we are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with each of you

sherrill crawford & jesse stephens Oct 8 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ernie Akins

sherrill crawford & jesse stephens Oct 8 2019 12:00 AM

Rest in peace my friend you surely will be missed .you was definitely more than just a friend to me.Sending our thoughts and prayers for the family.

Shannon l Oct 7 2019 12:00 AM

Ernie was a friendly, smiling face. If you had troubles, he could help lift your spirits. If you wanted to cut up, he was ready to share a laugh. I am so sorry to hear he has left this world but heaven has gained an angel marine. Lots of love and prayers for all of his loved ones

Amanda Parton Oct 7 2019 12:00 AM

Prayer for all of the family

Patricia Anderson Oct 7 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ernie Akins

Patricia Anderson Oct 7 2019 12:00 AM

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