Charles Akers, 89, of Hamburg, died November 30, 2014 at the Pinewood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Crossett.
Mr. Akers was the owner and operator of Akers Cleaners from 1952 to 1985. After he retired, he worked for the City of Hamburg and R.M. Courson Farms. He served at one time on the Hamburg City Council and the Ashley County Quorum Court. He was a member and a deacon of the First Baptist Church.
Mr. Akers was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a charter member of the Akers & Taylor Deer Camp. He loved spending time with his family and enjoyed square dancing.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Catherine Shockley Akers in 2011; a granddaughter, Catherine Raelinn Elton in 1994; his parents, Joe Fletcher and Alma McGaha Akers and a brother, James Fletcher Akers.
He is survived by three daughters, Cheryl Elton and husband, Ray, Linda Akers, Vicky Rial and husband, Danny, all of Hamburg; three brothers, Billy Dean Akers of Hamburg, Joe Akers of Benton and Roe Akers of Little Rock; three granddaughters, Christy Roberts and husband, Scott, of Hamburg, Lisa Davis of Monticello and Lauren Gardner and husband, Matthew, of West Monroe, Louisiana; five great-grandsons, Eli & Garrett Roberts, Mason, Caden and Jonathan Davis and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on December 3 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Bobby Pennington officiating. Burial will be in the Hamburg Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Luther Richardson, Junior Oden, Charles Summerland, Tom McLemore, Dr. J.D. Rankin and Wayne Courson. Honorary pallbearers are the deacons of the First Baptist Church and the employees of Pinewood Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 352, Hamburg, AR 71655 or to Alzheimer’s Arkansas, 201 Markham Center Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205-1569.