In memory of
James Grover Akers
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In memory of
James Grover Akers
KINSTON | James Grover Akers, age 95, of Kinston, N.C. and for the past 9 months at Rosemary Rest Home in Rose Hill, died after a brief illness on January 10, 2017. A memorial service will be held at a later date. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary George Akers; two sisters, Mabel East and Anna Lee Metzger; and one brother, Ray Akers. He is survived by two sisters, Pauline Peel of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and Aubrey Van Fossen of Cambridge, Ohio along with many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his three sons, Bruce Akers and wife Sue, of Box Elder, S.D., Brian Akers and wife Karen, of Macon, Ga. and Brad Akers and wife Carolyn, of Dubai, UAE; and his one daughter, Beverly Akers Dunn and husband Jimmy, of Wallace, N.C. Jim's grandchildren are Chris Dunn and wife Melissa, of Clayton, N.C., Carrie Dunn Olmstead and husband Steve, of Surf City, N.C., David Akers and wife Samantha, of Raleigh, N.C., Paige Akers Warren and husband Ben, of Charlottesville, Va., Jim Akers and wife Kelly, of Minneapolis, Minn. and Michael Akers of Chicago, Ill. Jim's great-grandchildren are Mary Addison Dunn, Luke Dunn, Stephen Olmstead, Tyler Warren, Brady Warren, Wyatt Warren, and Elizabeth Akers. He was born in New Martinsville, W.Va. on September 9, 1921, and later moved to Holloway, Ohio. Jim graduated from Holloway High School in Holloway, Ohio, attended Miami University in Ohio and graduated from Ohio State with a degree in business. He served his county in the U.S. Navy. He became a special agent with the FBI in January 1951 serving in Boston Mass., Kinston, N.C. and New Bern, N.C. He retired from the FBI in December 1977. After his retirement he and his wife Mary enjoyed traveling together, spending time together with family and friends, square dancing, ballroom dancing, and he also loved playing golf. Jim was a member of Queen Street United Methodist Church in Kinston, N.C. and a lifetime Mason, being the oldest member of the Ohio Lodge. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Queen Street United Methodist Church in Kinston, N.C., Wallace United Methodist Church in Wallace, N.C. or a charity of your choice. A service of Community Funeral Home of Warsaw, Inc. Sign the guest book at
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