Laura Elouise Akin, a loving mother, grandmother, and sister went home to be with the heavenly Father on January 30th, 2005 at our Lady of the Lake hospital. She was 83 and a resident of Gonzales, LA. Survived by two daughters, Reba Casebolt and friend, Steve Medine of Gonzales, LA and Martha Cortez and husband, Jose; sister, Shirley Dodson of Camden, AR; ten grandchildren, Jesse Cortez, Jennifer Cortez, Amber Cortez, Autumn Cortez, Jose Cortez, Rhonda Lambert and husband, David, Roarke Dunn, Vince Beard and wife, Joanna, Christina Beard, and Brent Teague; and eight great-grandchildren. She was awaited at the gates of Heaven by her two sons, Willis Glen Akin and Floyd Laverl Beard; mother and father, Floyd and Margie Strickland; and five brothers, Glen Strickland, Laron Strickland, Bill Strickland, Vernon Strickland, and Doyle Strickland.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Proctor Funeral Home with burial in Holly Springs Cemetery. Bro. Larry Neal and Bro. Craig will officiate the service. To sign the online guest register visit www.proctorfuneralhome.com. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.