Johnnie Ruth Cook Akins, age 86, of Statham, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013.
During her life, she was a member of New Pentecost United Methodist Church. She sang and played piano for the church choir. Johnnie worked as a secretary for Statham Garment and retired from Bank South as a teller. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar Ernest and Johnnie Lou Thompson Cook; brother, "Doc" Cook; and four sisters, Frances Clack, Montene "Tom" Hulsey, Maxine Skinner, and Annie Dean Mount.
Survivors include: her husband, Floyd Lamar Akins, Sr.; son, Floyd "Buddy" Akins, Jr.; two brothers, Jack Lester (Jean) Cook and Harry Lee (Shirley) Cook; and one sister, Phoebe Cook ("Wick") Dillashaw.
The family will receive friends from 12 – 2 p.m. Friday, June 14 at Smith Funeral Home prior to the service. The graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. at Barrow Memorial Gardens with Rev. Mike McLemore officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Pentecost United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1323 Highway 211 NE, Winder GA, 30680.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in BarrowCountyNews from June 12 to July 11, 2013