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Donna Leigh Akins
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Birth: Mar. 10, 1960
Death: Aug. 15, 2011
Statesboro
Bulloch County
Georgia, USA

Donna Leigh Akins, 51, passed away August 15 at Ogeechee Area Hospice, after a long, courageous battle with diabetes.
Donna graduated in 1978 from Flour Bluff High School in Corpus Christy, Texas, as an honor student. She received an Associate Degree from Del Mar College in art and continued her education at Texas A&M until her health made it impossible.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Laverne Wilson Akins; a brother, Fred Jasper Akins; her grandparents, Robie Wilson, W. J. Akins and Janie E. Akins.
Surviving are her father, Fred (Betty) Akins of Brooklet; a step-brother, Quinton Moore of Statesboro; a step-sister, Gretchen Forney of Statesboro; step-grandmother, Ilethia Henson of Claxton; aunts and uncles, Frank (Vivian) Akins, Ben (Dee Dee) Akins, Donald (Linda) Akins, Betty Joyce (Billy) Hill, Buddy Benton and Mary (Paul) Howrey; special friends and neighbors, Gary and Betty Carroll; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be Friday, August 19, 6-8 p.m., at J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be Saturday, August 20, 2 p.m., at J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will be in Brewton Cemetery, Hagan.
Remembrances may be sent to Ogeechee Area Hospice, P. O. Box 531, Statesboro, Ga. 30458.
Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangemen 
 
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 Parents:
  Laverne Wilson Akins (1941 - 2008)
 
 Sibling:
  Donna Leigh Akins (1960 - 2011)
  Fred Jasper Akins (1963 - 1998)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Brewton Cemetery
Hagan
Evans County
Georgia, USA
 
Created by: Kay Parrish Thompson
Record added: Aug 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75143418
Donna Leigh Akins
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Donna Leigh Akins
Added by: Craig & Tonya Banks
 
Donna Leigh Akins
Added by: Craig & Tonya Banks
 
 
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Even though we were not able to spend our lives together, you still hold a special part of my heart. I still will love you and wish it would have happened but circumstances didn't let it happen. May God give you peace and may we meet as neighbors and goo...(Read more)
- Robert Burrows
 Added: Jan. 10, 2014

- Kay Parrish Thompson
 Added: Aug. 19, 2011
 
 
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