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 Vera Winnie <I>Walker</I> Akin

Vera Winnie Walker Akin

Birth
Carrollton, Carroll County, Georgia, USA
Death 26 Aug 2013 (aged 94)
Carrollton, Carroll County, Georgia, USA
Burial Carrollton, Carroll County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 83723098 · View Source
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Vera Winnie Walker Akin Taylor

Mrs. Winnie Akin Taylor age 94, of Walker Dr., Carrollton passed away Monday, August 26, 2013 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 6, 1918 in the home where she passed away, daughter of the late LaFayette Walker and Avva Walker Brock. Mrs. Taylor was a 1936 graduate of Roopville High School and in her early years worked as the Society Editor for what is now the Times Georgian. She later worked and retired as an agent with Progressive Farmer Insurance. Currently she was the longest tenured member of Oak Grove Baptist Church where she worshiped for over 79 years. Her outside interest included a love of gardening and she especially enjoyed sharing her bounty with family and friends. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Glenn Akin and second husband, Thurlo Taylor; a brother Ralph Walker and a sister Ruby Walker Pyle. Survivors include her children; Joseph Akin and his wife Pam Odom Akin of Hamilton, Linda Akin Elliott and her fiancé Douglas Palamountain of Carrollton, Barbara Akin Teal and her husband Tracy Teal of Johnson City, Tennessee, Alice Akin Startup and her husband Kenneth Startup of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, Avva Akin Perry and her husband Wendell Perry of Bowdon and Dennis Akin and his wife Wanda Langley Akin of Carrollton. Also surviving are sixteen grandchildren and thirty four great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 2:00PM from the Oak Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Rob Vincent, Pastor Spencer Teal and Dr. Kenneth Startup officiating. Music will be rendered by her granddaughters, Laressa Teal McCarty, Meredith Teal Copp, Emily Akin Carlisle, Rebecca Startup Partain, Rachael Startup Russell, Jessica Perry McRae and Amanda Perry. Mrs. Taylor's grandsons, Alan Akin, Glenn Akin, Chris Martin, David Martin, Spencer Teal, Adam Akin and Daniel Akin will serve as pallbearers. Mrs. Akin will be placed in state at 1:00PM and the family will receive friends at the church from 1:00PM until the service hour. Interment will follow in the Stripling Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 4:00 until 7:00PM. Messages of condolences may be sent to the family at www.martin-hightower.com. Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel of Carrollton has charge of the arrangements.


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  • Created by: Jerry Walker Merrell
  • Added: 19 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 83723098
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Vera Winnie Walker Akin (6 Sep 1918–26 Aug 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 83723098, citing Stripling Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Carrollton, Carroll County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Jerry Walker Merrell (contributor 47325472) .