Joshua Andrew Akers, 20 of 1300 Meadow Woods Rd., Buffalo SC, died Monday, May 28, 2007. He was born in Iredell County October 20, 1986, son of Timothy Wade Akers of Buffalo, SC, and Cheryl Karriker Lee of Statesville. Joshua was an employee of Millicken Company, was a 2006 graduate of North Iredell High School, enjoyed skateboarding and the Mustangs
He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Mr.& Mrs. Henry Akers.
In addition to his parents, Joshua was survived by maternal grandmother, Bonnie Fink Hager, maternal grandfather William Karriker both of Statesville, maternal great grandmother Viola Karriker of Mooresville, brothers; Jonathan Wade Akers and wife Dani of Catawba and Jared Matthew Akers of South Carolina. Also surviving is his stepmother Deborah, step brother Dean Yopp, step sisters; Ashley Pulliam, Misty Yopp, step nieces and nephews; Jasmine Pulliam, McKenzie Yopp and Eric Knox.
A celebration of Joshua’s life will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday in the Westmoreland Chapel with Dr. J. B. Parker, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. The family is to receive friends on Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home. At other times the family will assemble at the residence of his grandmother, Bonnie Hager at 2413 First St.
Memorials may be given to the church or charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be sent to the family by e-mail to www.legacy.com. Pallbearers will be Jonathan Akers, Jared Akers, Dean Yopp, Billy Akers, Jeff Parsons and Tim Karriker with honorary pallbearers being Darren Hager, Karl Johnson and Stephen McHenry. Bunch-Johnson is entrusted with Joshua’s arrangements.