Kenneth Akin

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Charles Kenneth Akin, 68, of Red Hill community, passed away, Thursday morning, November 19, 2015, at his residence.

Born July 29, 1947, in Royston, GA, he was the son of Nell Brown Akin and the late Merrell C. Akin.  An infant twin brother Keith also predeceased him.  He was a 1965 graduate of Franklin County High School and received a BBA from the University of Georgia. He was a cattle farmer and a correctional officer at the Lee Arrendale Correctional Institute. He was a member of The Living Church of God.

Survivors include his wife, Sherlene Elliott Akin; son, Chad Akin, Lavonia, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Kellie Akin Spagnoli and husband Jeremy, Martin, GA; mother, Nell Akin, Martin; grandson, Will Akin; and sister and brother-in-law, Jan and Wayne Caudell.

Services will be 4pm Saturday afternoon at the B D Ginn Memorial Chapel with Pastor Ronnie Poole and Minister David Wakefield. Interment and committal with Rev. Walton McNeal will follow in the Allens United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The body is at the Ginn Funeral Home. The family is at the home. They will receive friends from 2pm Saturday until the funeral hour at the funeral home.    Flowers are welcome, but those wishing to make memorials, please do so to the Gentiva Hospice, 855 Gaines School Road, Suite G, Athens GA 30605.


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  1. Sherlene,
    We were so saddened to learn of Ken’s passing. Just know that we are thinking of you and the family. Give the kids and Nell a hug for us.
    Avis & Leonard

  2. Our Prayers, thoughts, and hearts , are with you although we are far away in spirit we’ ll be by your side.
    Harry & Alison

  3. Robert & Mary Davison Duvall
    November 21, 2015 - 12:00 am

    We are sending our deepest sympathy to the Akin family. May God bless each and every one of the family members. All of you will be in our prayers.

  4. Shirlene, Ken’s death breaks my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Kellie, Chad, Nell and Jan. May God grant you peace, courage and understanding.

  5. Sherlene, sorry to hear of Kenneth’s death.You and your family will be in my prayers.We have a lot of good memories at Allens Methodist church.Love to you!! Carole

  6. Susan and Larry Gorman
    November 20, 2015 - 10:16 am

    Shirlene and Family–We are so sorry to hear of Kenneth’s passing. Know that we are thinking of you all. Love, Larry and Susan

  7. Sherlene, We are so sorry to learn of your lost. May God give you comfort at this time. Praying for you and your family. Benny and Jeanette

  8. Jo Ann Andrews Duckworth
    November 20, 2015 - 7:25 am

    I am so sorry for your families loss. Please give Nell a hug for me. I pray God will Comfort and Bless each of you during this time.

  9. William P. Bentley, Jr.
    November 19, 2015 - 10:27 pm

    My deepest sympathies to all family. I enjoyed talking with Ken at the class of 1966 Reunion 4 years ago.

  10. Linda & Blanton Payne
    November 19, 2015 - 9:32 pm

    Sherlene and Nell,
    I am so sorry about Kenneth. He was a very special person to me. He took time out of his day to stop and visit with mother when my brother died. You have our deepest sympathy. I love you!

  11. Dianne & Rick Gravitt
    November 19, 2015 - 6:03 pm

    Sherlene, our hearts were broken to hear about sweet Ken’s passing. We just feel so blessed to have known him and the wonderful man he was. We love you very much. Your family is in our prayers.

  12. Robert & Esperanza Foreman
    November 19, 2015 - 6:01 pm

    Dear Sherlene , children and family,
    We are very saddened with Ken’s passing. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    He put up a brave fight, our gentle giant and gentleman farmer. All who knew him, sorrow with you now.

  13. Fred and Cheryl Young
    November 19, 2015 - 4:37 pm

    Dear Sherlene, Chad, Kellie, and Nell, we are so saddened to hear of Ken’s passing. We have many good memories of him at FCHS and CES. Ken will be missed by all who knew him.

  14. Fred and Cheryl Young
    November 19, 2015 - 4:35 pm

    Dear Sherlene, Chad, Kellie, and Nell, we are so saddened to hear of Ken’s passing. We have many good memories of him at FCHS. Ken will be missed by all who knew him. Blessings and Hugs to all of his family and friends!

  15. Bob and Betty Deal
    November 19, 2015 - 3:06 pm

    Sherlene, Chad, and Kelli,
    We were so sorry to hear of .Ken’s death. We knew he was very sick, but that doesn’t make the loss easier. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Bob and Betty

  16. The FCHS class of 1965 sends our sympathy to the family . We share in your sorrow as we have lost one of our own..

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