|Birth: ||Mar. 7, 1923|
|Death: ||Sep. 11, 2012|
Daughter of Kenneth Preston Johnson and Mae Bell Lewis. Preceeding her in death were her parents and sister, Betty Mae Johnson Henderson; son-in-law, Dennis Rogers; and great-granddaughter, Valarie Cook. Surviving is her loving and devoted husband of over 71 years, Euel Akins; three daughters, Delores Ann (Gerald) Fleming of Arlington, VA; Betty Carolyn Rogers of Augusta, GA; and Brenda Sue (Arthur) Davis of Pooler, GA; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Akins spent her early years in Savannah, where she graduated from Commercial High School. During WWII and for several years thereafter, she was employed with the U.S. Army, Third Transportation Corps, supporting the efforts to move supplies and families to overseas destinations.
In 1954, she was employed by Union Camp Corp. and in 1967 she and Euel were transferred to Montgomery, AL. While in AL, she graduated with summa cum laude honors from Troy State University having earned a Bachelor of Science degree with an accounting concentration. Mrs. Akins retired from Union Camp Corp. as accounting department supervisor in Payroll & Billing after serving over 30 yrs.
In addition to family and church activities, she had a profound interest in genealogy, discovering that her ancestors were among the early settlers from Ireland & England who located in New England and VA.
She was a former member of First Bapt. Church of the Island in Savannah and upon moving to Bulloch County in 1999, she became an active member of Statesboro's First Bapt. Church and devoted member of the Steadfast-Dorcas Sunday School Class.
Kenneth Preston Johnson (1902 - 1987)
Mae Bell Lewis Johnson (1899 - 1951)
Euel Akins (1920 - ____)*
Delores Ann Akins Fleming (1941 - ____)*
Betty Carolyn Akins Rogers (1942 - ____)*
Brenda Sue Akins Davis (1943 - ____)*
Virginia Doris Johnson Akins (1923 - 2012)
Betty Mae Johnson Henderson (1925 - 2009)*
Bulloch Memorial Gardens Mausoleum
Note: Doris was moved from Foresr Lawn, Savannah to Bulloch Memorial Gardens, Statesboro, GA
Bulloch Memorial Gardens
Maintained by: Euel Akins
Originally Created by: E. David Flanders
Record added: Sep 12, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96925668