Wayne Akins

April 4, 1951 ~ April 15, 2022 (age 71)


Charles Wayne Akins, age 71, of Greensboro, Georgia, passed away Friday, April 15, 2022. Born April 4, 1951 he was the son of the late William Carrol “Buck” Akins and Cassie Lee Taylor Akins. He attended Greene County High School and on April 1, 1972 he married the former Diane Tarpley of Greensboro, GA. Wayne was the owner and operator of Akins Logging. One of the things he enjoyed most was working in his shop.  His family meant so much to him and he doted on his granddaughter Emma.  Among other things, they enjoyed watching Saturday morning westerns together.
Survivors include his wife of fifty years, Diane Tarpley Akins of Greensboro, GA; daughter, Holley Cooper and husband Jay of Greensboro, GA; granddaughter, Emma Rose Cooper; sister-in-law, June Akins; and many other relatives and friends. Preceding him in death were his brothers, Joseph L. Akins, William “Billy” Akins and Byron Akins. 
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at McCommons Chapel, 109 W. Broad Street, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Rev. Mike Pritchett officiating. Serving as pallbearers are Elbert “Rapp” Goss, Pat Branyan, Russell Leach, Dakota Ballard, Tim Branyan, Keith Yearwood, Vick Ward, John Wood and Clay Everett. Honorary pallbearers will be Ceils Merritt, Dink Dominy, Loren Leach and Bill Thomas. The family will receive friends Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time for the service at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers the family requests any memorials be made to the charity of your choice or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P. O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.


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 Service Program


April 23, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
McCommons Funeral Home
109 W. Broad Street / P.O. Box 29
Greensboro, GA 30642

Funeral Service
April 23, 2022

11:00 AM
McCommons Chapel (W. Broad Street, Greensboro)

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