McADENVILLE - Gary Lynn Akers, 58, died on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011 at his home with his loving family by his side. Mr. Akers was born in Gaston County and is the son of Della Heath Watts of the home and his late father, William Akers.
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Mr. Akers served in the United States Marine Corps and was a former employee of Pharr Yarns, Inc.
Mr. Akers is survived by his mother, Della Heath Watts of the home; three sons, Bryant Akers and wife Angela of Mount Holly, David Akers of Shelby, Mickey and wife Lisa of Gastonia; one brother, Rick Akers and wife Melissa of Sylva, N.C.; one sister, Teresa Walls and husband Mark of Gastonia; five grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Love Memorial Baptist Church, 311 East Walnut Street, Gastonia.
Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Love Memorial Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Criswell officiating.
Burial will be private and at a later date.
Mr. Akers was preceded in death by his father; son, Jason Lynn Akers; three brothers, Rev. Steven Akers, Michael Akers and an infant brother.
Online condolences may be made at www.carothersfuneralhomegastonia.com.
Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia is serving the Akers family.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Feb. 14, 2011