Sherman Herald Democrat
Sun. 23 May 1999
VALDA ILEANE AKINS
HOWE - Services for Valda Ileane Akins, 84, of Howe, who died May
22, 1999, in Meadowbrook, N.H., will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 23,
1999 in the First United Methodist Church.
Tom Flick will officiate, and burial will be in Hall Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Flesher Funeral Home in Van
Surviving are her son, Murry Akins, Jr. of Howe; brother, George
Cvender of Howe; sisters, Lois Miller of Gunter and Wanda Moses of Howe;
and five grandchldren and nine great-grandchildren.
Martina Akins (1934-2010)
HOWE - Graveside funeral services for Martina Akins will be held
at 10 a.m. Friday, March 19, 2010 at Hall Cemetery in Howe. Rev. Tom Medley
of the First United Methodist Church of Howe will officiate. Mrs. Akins
passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at Hilltop Haven in Gunter. Waldo
Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Martina was born Dec. 1, 1934 in Bonham, Texas to R. L. and Winnie
(Yeager) Lawrence. She married Murry Akins on Dec. 23, 1968 in Bonham.
Preceded in death by her parents and son, Richard (Dickie) Hayes
she is survived by her husband Murry; son Doug Hayes and wife Melissa of
Kingwood; sisters Jody McMillan of Bonham and Rita Tollifson of Sherman;
brother Ben Lawrence and wife Carolyn of Bonham; stepsons Mark, Greg, Eric
and Kent Akins of Howe; 12 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous
other family members and friends.
A family visitation will be held from 6 -8 p.m. on Thursday, March
18 at Waldo Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to the American Parkinson
Disease Association, Presbyterian Hospital, 8200 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas,
Published in The Herald Democrat on March 18, 2010
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Wednesday, November 10, 1993
Howe - Services for Murry H. Akins, 80-year-old Howe farmer and
stockman, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the First United Methodist
Church in Howe. He died Monday at his home.
The Rev. Ralph Burk and the Rev. Scott Jones will officiate.
Burial will be in Hall Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Flesher Funeral Home.
Mr. Akins was born in Louisville, Ky., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Luther
Akins. On Nov. 23, 1932, he married Valda Cavender in Durant, Okla.
He was a member and steward of the First United Methodist Church
in Howe and served on the Howe School board for several years.
Surviving are his wife; son, Murry Akins Jr. of Howe; brother, Euilee
Akins of Van Alstyne; sisters, Hazel Cavender and Edith Goolsby, both of
Van Alstyne; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be David Catching, Mac Shields, Richard Smithwick,
James Griffin, Clark Bowden, Jimmy Wormsbaker, Sonny Lane and W.E. Yonce.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 810
N. Denney, Howe, 75459.