Archive for Thursday, April 4, 1996


April 4, 1996


Services for Ray N. Akin, 77, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Akin died Wednesday, April 3, 1996, at his home.

He was born Jan. 24, 1919, in Monticello, Ark., the son of Robert Nelson and Ara Mae Yates Akin.

He attended schools in Monticello and graduated from Monticello High School. He attended Arkansas A&M; and studied civil engineering.

Mr. Akin worked several civilian and government jobs during World War II. He then joined the Army in December 1942. After serving for several years, he returned to the United States and attended officer's training in Virginia. After that, he went into the surveying business and later worked for the Virginia Electric and Power Company. He began working for the DuPont Chemical Plant in 1947 and retired in 1981.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Lawrence, American Legion, Masonic Lodge No. 6 in Topeka and the Traffic Club.

He married Alice Rebecca Carraway on May 23, 1953, in Stony Creek, Va. She survives, of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Gary N., Pacific Palisades, Calif.; a daughter, Kristi L. Lynn, Lawrence; and a sister, Louise McAvoy, Buena Park, Calif.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, where there family will meet with friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.

The family suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church.

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