Charles Akin

William Charles Akin, age 76, of Red Hill, passed away Friday evening, March 2, 2018, at his home.

Born May 5, 1941, he was the son of the late John Dewitt & Fannie Mae Carroll Akin. He was the brother of the late James Akin, John Akin, Jr., S J Akin, Kenneth Akin,: brother-in-law of the late Annie Maret Akin, Marvin Williams, Eleanor Akin, and Ruth Adams Akin: and was the father-in-law of the late John Perry Cates.  He was a graduate of Franklin County High School, Class of 1959.  He was a self-employed carpenter and roofer.  He was one of the founding members of the Red Hill Volunteer Fire Department.  He was a member of Broad River Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and was a member of the Brotherhood.

He is survived by his wife, Bernice Moncrief Akin, Martin, Ga; Children:  Donna & John Morgan, Toccoa, Ga; Cherie & Cliff Roach, Lavonia, Ga; and Angie Andrews, Lavonia, Ga.  Siblings:  Mary Williams, Martin, Ga; Peggy & Dan Addison, Toccoa, Ga; Pat & Don Milford, Carnesville, Ga; Sister-in-law, Barbara Stonecypher Akin;  Grandchildren:  Brett & Lisa Horan, Amber & Rick McVinney, Matthew Cates, Danielle & Mak McAllister, Emily Morgan, Ayden Andrews, and Easton Andrews.  Great-Grandchildren:  Aubrey Lew McAllister and Charles Asher McVinney.

Services will be Monday at 3pm at Broad River Baptist Church with Rev. Brandon Crunkleton and Rev. Jason DeFoor.  Interment will be in the church cemetery.

The body is at the Ginn Funeral  Home. The family is at the home. They will receive friends from 2 until 4 and 6 until 8pm Sunday at the funeral home.  Condolences may be left at




  1. My sincere sympathy to Bernice and the children of Charles; also, to all the Akin family. It was my pleasure to know Charles and I appreciated his visits to my Uncle J.C. in his declining years. May God bless you.

  2. Bernice and Family,
    Bernice I am so sorry to hear of Charles passing. You and the children have my sincerest sympathy. Broad River Church won’t be the same without him. Charles was a very loved person!

  3. Bernice & Family,
    I am so sorry to learn about Charles’s passing. Bill and I cherrished the fun memories of the Sunday School Class Socials we had while we were members at Broad River Baptist Church. Charles was always lots of fun to be around, and very faithful to his church. My love and prayers are with each of you that God will grant you the comfort and peace needed for this time of sorrow and the days again.
    Jean Owens

  4. Akin Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Charles’ passing. You have my deepest sympathy.

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