Funeral services for Mrs. Opal Akers Maynard, 88, of
Gainesboro, TN, will be held at 1 P.M. on Wednesday, March 7,
2018, at Anderson - Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in
Gainesboro, TN. Burial will follow in the John L. Clark Memorial
Cemetery in the Stone community of Jackson County, TN.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11 A.M. until
time of services.
She passed away on Monday, March 5, 2018, at Mabry Health
Care Center in Gainesboro, TN.
She was born November 23, 1929, in Grethel, KY, to the late
Silas Akers and Lona Branham Akers. She was married to the
late Kelly Maynard. She was a devoted member of the Pilgrims
Home Old Regular Baptist Church in Grethel, KY. She loved her
church and wanted everyone she knew or met to go to heaven.
She was a light to everyone that knew her and many that did
not. She witnessed about the Lord to anyone she met. She
always made sure to let you know that she loved you, and
made even the simple things such a joyful time.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in
death by 2 Sons: Boyd Thomas and Robbie Kelly; 3
Daughters-in-Law: Kathleen, Darlene, and Lee; 3 Brothers:
Richard, Elvie, and Daniel; and 2 Sisters: Edna and Zetti.
Survivors include her Sons: Donnie (Elizabeth), David, Joseph
(Susan), James (Eileen), and Daniel (Tracy); 20 Grandchildren;
46 Great Grandchildren; 14 Great Great Grandchildren; 2
Sisters: Eulavene and Violet; and 1 Brother: Ray.
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