Funeral service for Margaret Irene Love Acker, 89, will be Saturday, February 15, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home with the Rev. Garry Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Piedmont Memory Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 12-2 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home. Mrs. Acker passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Gadsden Regional Medical Center. Survivors include her husband, Earl Acker, of Spring Garden; two daughters, Brenda Ferguson, of Henderson, Nev. and Marcia Kerns (Tim), of Ft. Payne; two sons, Robert Earl Acker (Cindy) and Dennis Acker (Donna), all of Spring Garden; seven grandchildren, Erica Ferguson Wangrycht (Matt), Kenny Kirk, Josh Kirk, Kelli Acker, Colby Acker, Meg Kerns and Robby Acker; five great- grandchildren, Emma Wangrycht, Brooklyn Wangrycht, Quinton Kirk, Brady Kirk and Brylee Acker; one sister, Imogene Sanford, of Anniston; two sisters-in-law, Hycie Lee Acker Reedy, of Spring Garden and Blanche Acker Rose (Boyd) of Atlanta, Georgia. Pallbearers will be Colby Acker, Robby Acker, Kenny Kirk, Josh Kirk, Larry Brown and Eric Love. Mrs. Acker was born May 27, 1924 to Sarah Elizabeth King Love and Robert Ernest Love. She was a lifelong resident of the Piedmont and Spring Garden area, and was a member of Spring Garden United Methodist Church. She and Earl married June 13, 1950. Her greatest joy in life was her family and providing for them. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Daryl Ferguson; four brothers, George Dewey Love, William E. Love, Woodrow W. Love and Clyde Love; two sisters, Frances L. Brown and Marie L. Hughey; and a son-in-law, Mike Ferguson. The family request no flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the
, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692, Piedmont Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 333, Piedmont, AL 36272 or to
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Published in The Anniston Star on Feb. 14, 2014