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Hickory - Emily Warren Akins Cabe, 78, of Hickory, passed away on Friday, December 28, 2012 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. Born November 18, 1934 in Buncombe County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Andrew Littleton Warren and Nell Howell Warren. She retired from Lane Venture Furniture Co. on December 31, 2001. Emily loved spending time with her grandchildren and attending all of their activities.
In addition to her parents, Emily was preceded in death by her husband Mack Cabe; son, Michael Ray Akins; sisters, Lanelle Tweed, Bernydene Shepherd, Sharon Ray; and brother, Tom Warren.
She is survived by her daughters, Cathy Huffman and husband Larry of the home, Caryn Eller and fiancé, Phil Williams of Statesville; son, David Akins and wife Elizabeth of Fairview; daughter in law, Kathy Akins of Burlington; grandchildren, Lindsey Akins of Fairview, Caitlyn and Michelle Akins of Burlington, Dylan and Bradley Huffman of the home, and Jordan and Brannon Honeycutt of Fairview; great-grandchild, Kevin Towe of Fairview, sisters, Jean McIntosh, Margaret McQueen and Pat Edwards; brother, Dan Warren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Thursday, January 3, 2013 in the Chapel of Drum Funeral Home in Hickory with the Rev. Scott Hooks officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends, Wednesday, January 2, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Drum Funeral Home in Hickory.
Condolences may be sent to the Cabe family at www.drumfh-hickory.com.
The Cabe family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home in Hickory. NC.
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Jan. 2, 2013