Akins, Norman "Dude" (Benton)

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Norman (Dude) Akins, 69, of Benton, TN, passed away, Friday, January 11, 2013 at his home. 

He was of Baptist faith and a veteran of the United States Navy. 

He was preceded in death by father, Norman Akins; and mother and step-father, Maxine Harbison Nichols and Rual Nichols.

He is survived by his wife, Eny Akins of Benton; sons, Keith Akins and wife Suzanne and Joe Akins, all of Benton; daughter, Amy Williams and husband Chris of St, Augustine, FL; grandchildren, Zack, Alex, and Ashleigh Akins and Avery Akins and wife Brittany all of Benton, Brock Raper of Englewood and Sarah and Brad Williams of St. Augustine, FL; great-grandchild, Johnathan Pike of Benton; sister, Jenny Chastain and husband Russ of Delano; several nieces; one nephew; one great-niece; and one great-nephew.

There will be no funeral services at this time. 

Arrangements are by Higgins Funeral Home.


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