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Doris B. Pug Akin, obituary

Doris B. “Pug” Akin, 87 of Greenville, S.C., died Sunday, March 31, 2013 at her home in Franklin, Tenn.

Mrs. Akin grew up at her grandparents' home in Laurens, S.C. Mrs. Akin attended Laurens City Schools and after graduation attended Winthrop College and later graduated from Knoxville Business College as a legal secretary.

The first 15 years of her marriage she and her husband Jimmy resided in Brentwood, Tenn., moving to Franklin in 1963. Mrs. Akin always had a smile on her face and never met a stranger. Mrs. Akin was devoted to her friends and cherished her friendships, which were many. Mrs. Akin was an active volunteer while living in Brentwood and was a member of the South Carolina Club of Nashville for many years.

Mrs. Akin and Virginia Bowman started a Brownie group at First Presbyterian Church and she was very active with children and became youth leader while her children were in high school. Mrs. Akin and her husband both taught Sunday School at First Presbyterian Church, which is now Historical Franklin Presbyterian Church, where Mr. Akin was a fifth-generation member.

Mrs. Akin was very active in the Carter House in her younger years, a charter member of the Heritage Foundation and financial contributor in reopening Carton Plantation. Mrs. Akin was a "Pink Lady" at Williamson County Medical Center for 10 years and active in "Meals on Wheels" as well as the Franklin Historical Society and Pioneers Corner. Mrs. Akin was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Mrs. Akin was preceded in death by her husband, James Houston Akin (2000), parents Mrs. James W. Copeland and Charles Batson and sister Betty Batson Kinsel of San Antonio, Texas.

Mrs. Akin is survived by son Robert O. Akin of Cape San Blas, Fla., daughters Mary Damon Akin Rogers (Mark) of Franklin, Tenn., Genie Akin of Lexington, Ky., grandchildren Kris Akin Weaver (Kevin) of Lexington, Ky., Houston Akin (Debi) of Nashville, Tenn., Loring Akin of Denver, Co., Courtenay Rogers of Franklin, Tenn., Matthew Rogers (Alicon) of Franklin, Tenn., Curtis, Lucy and Casey Hart of Lexington, Ky.; a brother, Harry Gasque Batson of Greenville, S.C.; great-granddaughters Libby and Maggie Weaver, Shelby Akin, Ryely Rogers and Clair Carter.

Memorials can be made to Historic Franklin Presbyterian Church PO Box 323 Franklin, Tenn. 37065.

Memorial services will be held Friday, April 5, 2013, 11:00 a.m. at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Rev. Sally Hughes officiating. Interment, Williamson Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers: Mark A. Rogers, Kevin Weaver, Matthew Rogers, Houston Akin, Michael Duncan, Jim Akin, Harry Ford, David Orr, Reese Smith III, and Steve Smith.

Honorary pallbearers: Frank Akin, William B. (Bunny) Akin, Curt Hart, Casey Hart, Louie Buntin, William Billington, III, Jim Tansey, Kent Coleman, Jerry Brinkley, Owen Waldrop, Dr. Larry Coleman, Tom Jones, Judge Tom Taylor, Jack King, Van B. Montague, Bill Armistead, Bob Armistead, Mark Smith, Rick Warwick, Fred Faircloth Jr., Members of the South Carolina Club, Jackie Bruce, Harry Lee Billington, Lee Clayton Chapman, John Bragg, Tom Harlin, Jody Bowman, Warren Johnson and Ed Silva.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Arrangements are by Williamson Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Franklin.

Posted on: 4/2/2013


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