Evelyn Akin


Evelyn Bryant Akin, 77, of the Red Hill Community, passed away this Wednesday morning at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Lavonia, GA.

Born July 20, 1939, in Carnesville, she was the daughter of the late Jim and Mary LeCroy Bryant.  She was the widow of the late Dean Akin, mother of the late Keith Akin, grandmother of the late Patience Whitfield, sister of the late Marshall Bryant, and sister-in-law of the late Joe Segars. She taught for 31 years in Gwinnett and Franklin County, and was a poultry farmer. She was a member of the Broad River Baptist Church.

Survivors include her son, Alan Akin, Martin; three daughters and sons-in-law, Gwen (Mark) Forester, and Lydia (Bern) Bennett, both of Martin, and Sherry Whitfield, Demorest; one sister, Fay Segars, Martin; eight grandchildren, Abby Bennett, Jonathan Forester, Nathan Forester, Austin Whitfield,  Caelan Whitfield, Grayson Whitfield, Tre’ Bennett,  and Levi Akin: and two great-grandchildren, Gabby and McKenzie; and sister-in-law, Jean Bryant Mason.

Services will be 2pm Friday afternoon at the Broad River Baptist Church with the Rev Brandon Crunkleton. Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.  Interment will be at Franklin Memorial Gardens.

The body is at the Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville. The family is at the home. They will receive friends from 6 until 8pm Thursday evening at the funeral home.


  1. jane ayers fisher
    December 15, 2016 - 10:16 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss. May God comfort and console all of you.

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort and console all of you.

  3. I am sorry for not being there with you during this time. Your mother is dear to me! She was always kind, loving, and excepted me in her home as a daughter. You can not measure a mother’s love on your fingers orvtoes, you can not measure a mothers love bycounting the stars, you can not measure a mother’s love from the moon and back, you can remember every precious moment, you can look at pictures laugh and smile with dear thoughts, you can join her again one day in a heavenly home! As you miss her here….may God give you complete peace!

  4. To the family of Ms. Eveyln, please except my condolences on your loss. She was one of my teachers at FCHS.

  5. Linda and Blanton Payne
    December 14, 2016 - 9:52 pm

    Akin and Bryant Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Evelyn’s death. You have our deepest sympathy.

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