(GRAHAM) The funeral for Nora Ann East Akins, 71, of Graham will be Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Gold Ridge Baptist Church with the Rev. T.J. Morgan and Rev. Jerry Wiggins officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

Mrs. Akins died Friday, Sept. 11, at her residence.

A Randolph County native, Mrs. Akins was born Nov. 17, 1948, the daughter of Marvin and Vernice Henderson East. She was a member of Gold Ridge Baptist Church and worked as an aide for Calhoun County Home Healthcare.

Survivors include her husband, Elton Akins of Graham; two sisters, Louise Starr of Anniston and Betty Melton of Wadley; three brothers, Larry East of Bowdon, Ga., and Bill East and Harold East, both of LaGrange, Ga.; a host of nieces and nephews; and caregiver, Tabitha Chappell. Mrs. Akins was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Sandy Akins; and brother, Charlie East.

Pallbearers will be Gerry McManus, Dan Hammond, Dennis Lovvorn, Tommy Edwards, Bennie Akins and David Daniel. Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Gay and Joey Holloway.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.benefieldfhwedowee.com.

Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee.

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