Paul Allen Akers
Age 64, went home to be with the Lord following a lengthy illness on Monday, May 6, 2013. Paul was preceded in death by both of his parents, Shirley (Jim) and Betty Joan Akers and his wife, Helen L. Akers. God gave Paul the gift of song! He used his voice to bless and uplift various church choirs and several well-known gospel singers throughout his lifetime. Paul was a lifelong McKinley Bulldogs fan (and a proud 1967 graduate!) He also attended Mt. Vernon Bible College.
Paul is survived by his three loving daughters, Jennifer Akers, Marissa (Scott Winland) Akers and Shayna Akers. He has two wonderful grandchildren, Isaiah Bursey and Destiny Winland. He is also survived by his siblings, David (Sheila) Akers, Dena (Mark) Brown and Michael Lawrence Akers; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church (2615 Prairie College St. S.W., Canton, OH 44706) from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2013. Paul's home-going service will immediately follow at 8 p.m. and will be officiated by Reverend Clarence Miller. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to help with funeral expenses. Please send to Lewis Funeral Home (PO Box 9651, Canton, OH 44711).
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Published in The Repository on May 9, 2013