Mark J Akin

Farm Gate

Mark Akin, 41, of the Red Hill Community, passed away Sunday morning, April 12, 2015.

Born May 5, 1973 in Toccoa, GA, he was the son of James M. “Jim” and Deborah Garland Akin. He was a graduate of the Franklin County High School and attended Emanuel College. He was a poultry farmer.

Services will be 2pm Tuesday at the B. D. Ginn Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Leon Carson. Interment will be in the Allens United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1pm until 2pm Tuesday afternoon at the funeral home prior to the service.

Mark was well known for his love of animals. The family respectively asked that anyone wishing to make memorials in his memory please do so to the Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter, 870 Bear Creek Road, Lavonia, Georgia, 30553.


  1. Kellie Akin Spagnoli
    April 16, 2015 - 2:33 am

    He was like a brother to me. Mark taught me how to drive a 5 speed in his blue Toyota truck, Lord have mercy I grinded the gears! We had such a fun time! I will cherish my times with Markman for ever. He now is with his animals that he loved so much. I will see you again Mark, I love you!

  2. William & Peggy Cothran
    April 14, 2015 - 11:21 pm

    So sorry for your loss!

  3. I am so sad to hear about Mark. We rode the bus together through school, then i’d see him in town on occasion. He was always so nice to me and smiling every time I saw him. I will be praying for your family to be comforted.

  4. Teresa Segars Mitchell
    April 14, 2015 - 5:48 pm

    Jim and Deborah, I am so sorry about Mark. I remember when he used to hang around with my brothers Kevin and Klint Segars when they were in school.My prayers are with you both.

  5. Linda & Blanton Payne
    April 14, 2015 - 4:13 pm

    Deborah & Jimmy,
    You have our deepest sympathy.

  6. Annette bohannon
    April 14, 2015 - 2:08 am

    Jimmy and Debra I’m so sorry for your loss may God keep y’all in his care praying for you both

  7. Jo Ann Andrews Duckworth
    April 12, 2015 - 11:14 pm

    Jimmy and Deborah my heart aches for you. I am so saddened to hear about Mark. My prayers are with you and may God bless and help you during this time. Jimmy I love you and will say prayers daily for you and Deborah.

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