Bertie Mae (DeHart) Akers(1940-2012)

Bertie Mae DeHart Akers, 72, of Hillsville, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at Golden Living Center in Galax.
She was born in Wythe County on June 9, 1940, to the late Delmer K. DeHart and Bessie Peak DeHart. 
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Donella and J. David Staples of Hillsville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ray and Koleta DeHart of Hillsville, James and Jackie DeHart of Draper, Tony and Gloria DeHart of Draper and Bobby and Patricia DeHart of Barren Springs; sisters and brothers-in-law, Marie and Dennis Hanks of Pulaski, Louise Payne of Draper, Lovelene and William Dalton of Pulaski and Linda and Jerry Viars of Barren Springs; two grandsons and spouse; and four great-grandchildren.
A funeral was held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Riverview Church of God with Pastor Eddie Dalton and Pastor Chip Neely officiating. Burial followed in the Memorial Christian Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family in care of Donella Staples, 626 Alum Rock Road, Hillsville, Va. 24343.
A guestbook is available online at
Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Funeral Home Chapel is serving the family.

Funeral Home

Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel
1035 N MAIN ST P.O. BOX 145 Hillsville, VA 24343-0145
(276) 728-2041
Published in Galax Gazette from Oct. 15 to Oct. 16, 2012