STATHAM – Johnnie Ruth Cook Akins, 86, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013.
She was the daughter of the late Edgar Ernest and Johnnie Lou Thompson Cook. During her life she was a member of the New Pentecost United Methodist Church. She sang and played piano for the church choir.
She worked as a secretary for Statham Garment and retired from Bank South as a teller. Mrs. Akins was preceded in death by a brother, “Doc” Cook; and four sisters, Frances Clack, Montene “Tom” Hulsey, Maxine Skinner, and Annie Dean Mount.
Survivors include her husband, Floyd Lamar Akins Sr., Statham; a son, Floyd “Buddy” Akins Jr., Statham; two brothers, Jack Lester (Jean) Cook, Winder, and Harry Lee (Shirley) Cook, Auburn; and one sister, Phoebe Cook (“Wick”) Dillashaw, Cornelia.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12 to 2 p.m. Friday, June 14, prior to the service. The service will be held at graveside at 2 p.m. at Barrow Memorial Gardens in Winder with the Rev. Mike McLemore officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Pentecost United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1323 Hwy. 211 NE, Winder, GA 30680.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, is in charge of arrangements.