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Barbara Ann Akens, 74
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 Barbara Ann Akens, 74, died Thursday, May 1 at her home in McMinnville. She was a native of Cannon County.
 She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse Frank Rogers and Mary Jean Lewis Rogers.
 She is survived by her husband, Donald Lee Akens of McMinnville; stepdaughter, La Donna Elam of Lubbock, Texas; stepson, Russell Akens of Albuquerque, N.M.; siblings,  Shelia J. (Rogers) Corley of McMinnville, Billy D. Rogers of Danville, Ind.; niece and nephew, Tina Price and Jesse Rogers both of Danville, Ind. Numerous step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren also survive.
 During her life, she was employed at Carrier and retired from Calsonic in Morrison. She was a homemaker, loved animals, decorating the home, shopping and reading. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
 Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Cherry Cemetery with Herb Alsup officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 10 a.m. until noon Monday at Woodbury Funeral Home.
 The family wishes to thank the wonderful hospice volunteers who provided such loving care and suggests memorials to Amedisys Hospice Services or to a charity of your choice.
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Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) May 4, 2014