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Obituaries

Obituaries

Eugene Wesley "Gene" Akins 1928 - 2007 Independence

Independence, Kan. - A service of remembrance for Eugene Wesley "Gene" Akins, 78, Independence, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Potts Chapel in Independence. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery in Independence.Mr. Wesley died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007, at Edmond Specialty Hospital in Edmond, Okla.He was born May 27, 1928, in Parsons, the son of Charles Edward and Bessie Waldrip Akins. He grew up and attended school in Parsons and graduated from Parsons High School.Mr. Akins was a salesman employed by Guys Potato Chips, Borden and Good News in Caney. He retired in April 2006.He married Betty Wells on Jan. 16, 1950. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include two sons, Mike, Lawrence, and Charles E., Wichita; a daughter, Debbie Falck, Edmond, Okla.; and a grandchild.A grandson died earlier.Memorials may be sent to A.W.O.L., 116 S. 23rd St., Independence, KS 67301.