ELKIN — Mr. Kenneth "Kenn" William Ahrens, 66, of Elkin, passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital. He was born July 13, 1947, in Ulster County, N.Y., to Horace and Blanche Smith Ahrens. Mr. Ahrens was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during Vietnam and was a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, JoAnn J. Ahrens of the home; daughter, Tammie Ann Burks and her husband Robert of Richmond, Va.; sister, Joan Rogers of Pennsylvania; and grandchildren, Will Burks and Jacob Burks. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Elkin Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. John Attaway officiating. Burial with full military honors provided by the U.S. National Honor Guard and Yadkin VFW Post 10346 will follow at Crestwood Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Elkin Funeral Service. Online condolences may be made to www.elkinfuneralservice.com. Services entrusted to Elkin Funeral Service.