Lettie Buford Akines

Lettie Buford Akines

Lettie Buford Akines, 98, of McGehee, died on Thursday, November 3, 2016.

He served in the U. S. Army, was a lifelong farmer and worked for Lloyd Chicken Farms. He loved to watch wrestling. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

Mr. Akines was born in Rison and was the son of the late Ora Marshall and Nora Bell Reaves Akines.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Josie Poyner Akines; brothers, Leon Akines, Hollis Akines and Clarence Akines; sister Lucille Calvert.

Survivors include his niece, Sherry Hood and her husband Bobby who were his caregivers for the last seven years, and numerous other nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. Sunday, November 6, 2016 at Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service in McGehee. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. at the funeral home chapel with Rev. Kenny Culpepper officiating. Interment will be at McArthur Cemetery.