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Maedelle Martin Akin
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Mrs. Maedelle Martin Akin of Covington died Sept. 5. The daughter of the late James and Mary Alice Smith, she was born in Fulton County. Mrs. Aiken was an active member of Red Oak United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Lady bugs, Recycled Teenagers and the Pulliam Sunday School Class, where she was a proud member of 20 plus years of perfect attendance. Active in numerous civic clubs and organizations and enjoying her service in them, Mrs. Akin was Past Worthy Matron of Lakewood Chapter of Order of the Eastern Star No. 162 and served as Grand Worthy Matron, as well. Mrs. Akin was patriotic and loved the American flag. After moving to Jasper County and living on the late, she loved sitting on her front porch watching passing boats. She truly enjoyed keeping her yard pruned. She was preceded in death by husband Mr. L.B. Akin and grandson Todd Caldwell.

Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law Mary A. and Jerry Caldwell of Stockbridge, Silvey A. and Harold Jacobson of Covington; grandchildren Terri Smith, Travis Caldwell, Tony Caldwell, Joshua Jacobson, Jeremy Jacobson, Rachel Jacobson and Rebecca Kitchens; great-grandchildren Beth Wagnon, Amanda Caldwell, Savannah Caldwell, Jordon Jacobson, Kayla Jacobson, Angelina Jacobson, Abigail Kitchens, Jacob Kitchens; great-great-grandchildren Caldwell Wagnon, Elijah Todd Wagnon; special caregivers Katherine Jefferson, Emma Dearro and nurse Deborah Lassiter.

Funeral services were held Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. at Red Oak United Methodist Church with the Rev. Miguel Velez and the Rev. Alan Green officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.