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Mr. Dennis Akins Jr. age 85 passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Lake Haven Nursing Home. He was the son of late Dennis Akins Sr. and Anna Bryant Akins. At an early age, he joined and attended New Jerusalem Baptist Church.

He attended Mt. Zion Church School and was a faithful employer at Valdosta State College and retired after 35 plus years of service. He also served as a laundry mat attendant on Ashley St. for many years.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two sisters: Mrs. Doris Donaldson, Ms. Frances Akins; three brothers: Morris, Julius, Robert and Jimmy D. Akins.

He is survived by three daughters: Collettie Holmes of Lithonia, GA; Brenda Sermons (Danny) and Anna Barner (Isaiah) both of Valdosta, GA; two sons: Robert Atkins (Susie) of Columbus, GA, Vernon Burgman (Josephine) of Statensville, GA; fourteen grandchildren; Also a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A special thanks to the management & staff of Lake Haven Nursing Home of Pruitt Healthcare of Valdosta.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the Stevens Funeral Home Chapel. Minister Daniel Sermons, officiating. Burial will follow in the Southview Cemetery. Public viewing will be held on today from 2:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

A special thank you to the management & staff of Lake Haven Nursing Home of Pruitt Healthcare of Valdosta.
Published on  April 13, 2017
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