Byron Cawthon Akins

Born: Tue., Jul. 9, 1940
Died: Fri., Apr. 27, 2012

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Byron Cawthon Akins, age 71, of Greensboro, Georgia, died Friday, April 27, 2012 at his residence. Byron was born July 9, 1940 to the late William Carroll Akins and Lucille Toland Akins Johnson. He attended Greene County Schools and married the former Linda Smallwood on September 17, 1966. He first ran the Richland, then worked for Wayne Farms and retired from Wellington Puritan Mills after working for over thirty years. Byron enjoyed gardening, selling vegetables and cooking bbq, stew and skins.

He is survived by his wife of forty-five years, Linda Smallwood Akins of Greensboro, GA; two daughters, Elaine West and husband Ken of Greensboro, GA and Angela Whitaker and husband Jeffrey of Eatonton, GA; sister, Mary Hansford of Gray, GA; brother, Wayne Akins and wife Diane of Greensboro, GA; sister-in-law, June Akins of Greensboro, GA; three grandchildren, Tucker West, Sara West and David Whitaker; and many other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Cassie Lee Taylor Akins; and brothers, William "Billy" Akins and Joseph L. Akins.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, April 30, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at McCommons Chapel with Rev. Bruce Lovin and Rev. Dennis Mitchell officiating. Interment will follow at Greensboro City Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Greensboro, GA 30642. Serving as pallbearers are Ceils Merritt, Allen Bryant, Dink Dominy, Charles Smallwood, Robby Jones and Casey Blount. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday night at McCommons Funeral Home. The family requests that any memorials be made to Wesley Chapel Wesleyan Church, 2830 Highway 15 South, Greensboro, GA 30642. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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Meg Marshall
   Posted Sat April 28, 2012
Dear Akins family, I was so shocked to learn about Mr. Byron. Please know that all of you are in our prayers.

Chelsea Wood
   Posted Sat April 28, 2012
I'm am very sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful, kind, funny, and nice man he will be greatly missed.

Janet Hallman
   Posted Sat April 28, 2012
Elaine and Family, So sorry to hear about your dad. He will be greatly missed. Just know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Janet, David, Josh and Robert (Irene Gentry's niece and family)

Robert & Annette Dowdy
   Posted Sat April 28, 2012
Linda and family we were so sorry for your loss. Bryon was a good hardworking man , he will be missed by all who knew him. You have our deepest sympathy.

Mrs. Betty Jo Evans
   Posted Sat April 28, 2012
Dear Linda and family, My deepest sympathy. God bless you and your family. Betty Jo

Laurie Harris
   Posted Sat April 28, 2012
Mrs Linda, Elaine, Angela, & family, I am truly sorry to hear about Mr Byron!! He was very special to me & I will miss him, along with many other people!! He was such a mess & always made me laugh. Hold on to all the beautiful memories & he will always be in your hearts...until you see him again!! Love, Hugs, & Prayers for you all!!! RIP Mr Byron, you will be greatly missed!!!

Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Sat April 28, 2012
Linda and Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time and in the days and weeks to come.

Patricia Sellers Gillespie
   Posted Sat April 28, 2012
So sorry to hear of Byron's death. We were classmates many years ago. May God be with all the family and friends in a very special way during this sad time.

Carlene Noggle
   Posted Sat April 28, 2012
So sorry about Byron's passing. We are praying for your family.

angie hamm
   Posted Sun April 29, 2012
Thinking of yall at this time loss..yall are like family and ill definately miss talking to mr byron he was a mess for sure!.....i know hes enjoying heaven with all his family that was there waiting on him. I bet he has already cooked some skins for everyone. RIP mr byron

Cathy & Greg Murphy
   Posted Sun April 29, 2012
So sorry to hear of Byron's passing. Our thoughts and Prayers will be with the family.

Cathy Duvall
   Posted Sun April 29, 2012
My heart is heavy for you all. You are in my prayers.

Janice Campbell
   Posted Sun April 29, 2012
Linda&Family, I am so sorry about Byron. I haven't seen ya'll in a long time but I still think of ya'll.May God give you and your family the strength that you need during this difficult time. Janice Campbell

Tracie Frank
   Posted Sun April 29, 2012
Linda, prayers for you and the family. Laura and I are thinking of you. If there is anything we can do just call. you and byron have always been great friends and we will miss him. although we haven't seen each other lately, we haven't forgot how much we cared for you. we are here if you ever need us.

Bett O. Jordan
   Posted Sun April 29, 2012
With Deepest Sympathy !

Jean Adriance/Addie Jackson
   Posted Sun April 29, 2012
I am so deeply sorry for your loss, Byron will be greatly missed. Will be praying for you now and the days ahead.

kay smith
   Posted Mon April 30, 2012
So sorry about your loss.We have been thinking of you and the family.If there is anything we can do, please let us know.

Ashley Waldrep (Davis)
   Posted Mon April 30, 2012
Dear Family, I am very sorry to hear of Byrons passing! What a great man he was. May the Lord be with you and comfort you in these hard days ahead that you will face. May the hand of the Lord be with you and guide you for he is gone to a better place where we will again see him one day! Ashley

Teressa Gentry
   Posted Mon April 30, 2012
Elaine and family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you comfort and your memories carry you through the days to come. Donald and Teressa Gentry

Terrie Garcia
   Posted Mon April 30, 2012
So sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Lori & Tony Smith (Ivy & Zach)
   Posted Mon April 30, 2012
We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.

Diane & Dave Conger
   Posted Mon April 30, 2012
Elaine, we are so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. We always enjoyed talking with him.

Stacy & Sally Adams
   Posted Mon April 30, 2012
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Brenda Lindsey
   Posted Wed May 02, 2012
You are in out thoughts and prayers Brenda Lindsey & Family

Teresa Churchwell
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
My deepest sympathy and prayers. He was a fine gentleman who worked hard and loved his family. May the wonderful memories of happy times be cherished. May God richly bless you.