Winterville - Viola Hancock Fleeman Akens, age 88, of Buster Fleeman Road passed away on Monday, January 3, 2005.
A native of Oglethorpe Co, Mrs. Akens was the daughter of the late William Thomas and Mary Jane Erwin Hancock. She was preceded in death by her first husband James Winn (Buster) Fleeman and daughter Peggy Fleeman Henson and was the widow of the late Ernest L. Akens. She was a retired seamstress at Thomas Textile and a member of the Winterville Baptist Church.
Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Homer Oliver and Sue Hancock; sister and brother-in-law, Bessie Jeanette Hancock and Millard Smith, Winterville; grandchildren, Douglas Coile Henson, Jr. and wife Jayne, Athens;, Bradley Winn Henson and wife Lisa, Surf City, NJ, Daniel Thomas Henson and wife Bambi, Athens; stepson and wife Lyle and Bonnie Akens, Atlanta; son-in-law Douglas Coile Henson, Sr.; grandchildren, Laryn Lauderdale, Cusseta, AL, Ashleigh Rabe, Almhult, Sweden, and Ryan Akens, Atlanta; great grandchildren, Douglas Coile Henson III, Michael Thomas Henson, Bradley Winn Henson, Jr., Nicole Danielle Henson, Caroline Elaine Henson, Erik Rabe and Rebecka Rabe.
Funeral service will be held at 3 PM Friday at the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home with Rev. Stan Annandale and Rev. Benson Bottoms officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Bernstein from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday. Flowers are optional, those desiring may make contributions to the Winterville Baptist Church Building Fund, 305 N. Church St., Winterville, GA 30683.
Pallbearers will be Doug Henson, Jr., Brad Henson, Dan Henson, Trey Henson, Michael Henson, Bradley Henson, and Ryan Akens.
Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.bernsteinfuneralhome.com