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Kathryn Beverly Boykin Acklin
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Birth: Apr. 28, 1944
Chattanooga
Hamilton County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Aug. 20, 2011
Chattanooga
Hamilton County
Tennessee, USA

Obituary
August 26, 2011
Chattanooga Times Free Press

Kathryn Beverly Acklin, 67, passed away Saturday, August 20, 2011, at a local hospital.

She was born April 28, 1944 in Chattanooga, the first of two children to the late William Paul and Catherine Lynch Boykin.

Beverly received her formal education in the Chattanooga Public Schools, graduating from Howard High class of 61 and an alumnus of Knoxville College, Knoxville.

Serving in various elementary schools as a first grade teacher, Beverly retired as a third grade teacher from DuPont Elementary School.

Growing up in the St. Elmo community, she united with St. Elmo Baptist Church and served faithfully as a youth and young adult. After marriage, Beverly joined her husband at Second Missionary Baptist Church. There she became active in various ministries of the church: the Ladies Choir, the Mass Choir, Sunday school, James Kinnebrew Club #11, Vacation Bible School and other areas of the church where her service was needed.

Because of her love for music and people, Beverly used her gift to serve as the chairman of the Music Committee in her beloved sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority Inc.

Beverly was a former member of Jack and Jill Inc., an active member of the Rubiyates Bridge Club and served as a volunteer with the Cancer Resource Center at Memorial Hospital.

She leaves to cherish her memories a loving husband, Tyrone Acklin; devoted son, Anthony Dwayne (Amanda Barnes) Acklin; brother, Phillip (Carolyn Beaullen) Boykin, New Orleans, La.; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends; especially Knoxville College class mates.

Celebration of Life Service will be held at noon Saturday, August 27, 2011, at Second Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul A. McDaniel officiating.

Burial will follow at Forest Hills Cemetery.

The body will lie in state after noon today with the family receiving friends from 78 p.m. today.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority "Ivy beyond the Wall" Service will be held at 6 p.m. today in the chapel of John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, Chattanooga, TN. 
 
Burial:
Forest Hills Cemetery
Chattanooga
Hamilton County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: Richard B. Tucker, Sr.
Record added: Aug 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75501932
Kathryn Beverly <i>Boykin</i> Acklin
Added by: Richard B. Tucker, Sr.
 
 
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