Mrs. Wanda Vandiver Akins, age 84 of Blue Ridge, passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at Heritage Health Care of Blue Ridge.
She was a native and lifelong resident of Fannin County, daughter of the late Corsie Vandiver and the late Nellie Shelton Vandiver. She had worked in various Doctor's offices and had served in the Ladies Auxillary at Copper Basin Hospital. More recently she had worked with her late husband Raymond in their family business, Akins Funeral Home. She was a member of Blue Ridge First Baptist where she had worked with the young people in various church activities.
Surviving are sons and daughter-in-law, Doug and Melba Akins of Epworth, GA and Van Akins of Blue Ridge, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Bill Carlisle of Acworth, GA; sisters, Barbara Crowe, Lois Auito and Brenda Deese-Phillips: nine grandchildren; fourteen great granchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, December 14, at 2:00 p.m. from the Akins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bob Hoggard and Rev. Bob Richardson officiating. Music will be provided by Melba Akins and Imogene Stewart. Interment will follow in the Chastain Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Friday after 12:00 noon.
For those desiring Memorial Contributions may be made in memory of Mrs. Akins to Blue Ridge First Baptist Church, 907 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 or to the Fannin County Scholarship Fund at P.O. Box 1883 Blue Ridge, GA 30513.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.akinsfuneralhome.com. Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, GA is in charge of the arrangements.