Linda S. Akers (nee Smith) Portage Linda S. Akers (nee Smith), age 57, of Portage, passed away on Friday, May 28, 2004. She was a longtime Portage resident. She is survived by her husband, Clarence "Jim" Akers of Portage, her mother, Alta Smith, one daughter, Lisa Gibson of Portage; one brother Linville Smith of Portage; five sisters, Geraldine Keaton-Smith of Portage, Mary Lois (Marvin) Bundy of Bowlingreen, KY, Evelyn (Herman) Wilson of Portage, Pattie Wilson of Faulkville, AL, Jackie Smith of Chesterton; one grandson, Calvin James Gibson and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father Leonard Smith and four sons, Leonard Earl, Kelvin James, Keith Allan and Charles Edward Akers. Funeral services are Wednesday, June 2, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at Rees Funeral Home, 600 West Old Ridge Road, Hobart, with Rev. Minnie Munsell officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Portage. Visitation is Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 6 to 9 p.m. at Rees Funeral Home, Hobart.