Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Hendry-Glades Obituaries

James W. Akin, age 58, of Clewiston, passed away April 22, 2013 in Clewiston. He was born Sep. 6, 1954 in Clewiston, FL, to the late Thomas J. and the late Julia Mae (Archer) Akin. James loved to hunt and fish, and he will be greatly missed by his family and friends

He is survived by one brother: Tommy Akin, of Clewiston and three sisters: Judith (Jon) Pullen of Clewiston, Donna Akin of LaBelle, Terry (Don) Powell of Clewiston and a host of other relatives.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston

Juanita (Gross) Harris, age 70, of Clewiston, departed this life Sunday, April 21, 2013 in Riviera Beach, FL. She was born Aug. 6, 1942 in Immokalee, FL, to the late Lewis and the late Nellie Gross.

Juanita spent her life as a homemaker. She devoted her life to her kids, grandkids, friends, her puppies and her never ending collection of frogs.

She is survived by one daughter: Teresa Woodby (Steve) of Clewiston, three sons: Tommy Saxon of LaBelle, FL, Timmy Lee (Sherry) of Clewiston, FL, Toby Lee (Susan) of Clewiston, FL, thirteen grandkids, eleven grandkids, one sister: Helen of Pennsylvania, one brother: David Gross (Ann) of Clewiston.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years Cecil W. Harris, brothers LB Gross and Bud Gross.

MaMa was a blessing to so many people and will be greatly missed. "Be careful on your journey"

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 12:00 pm at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston with Rev. Johnny Abercrombie officiating. Interment will be Thursday, April 25, 2013 in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston. Visitation will be Thursday 1 hour prior to service at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston, FL.

Louise Leitner Cochran Rudd born July 29, 1924 to Albert Leitner and Helen (Scott) Leitner passed peacefully from this world surrounded by family on Friday, April 19, 2013.

She was a devoted wife to J.C. Rudd for 60 years. She was the beloved mother of R.V. Rudd (Sally), Ronnie Rudd (Barbara), Carlene Cobb, Tanda McGee (Bart). She also leaves behind her sister, Lucille Waters. Nanny as she was known to 14 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren and many others also had the privilege of calling her Nanny. Many nieces, Nephews and was a great friend to lots of people.

She was preceded by son Durward Cochran, brother, Marion Leitner, and half brother Harold Leitner.

Louise loved to read, crochet, sing, fish, and sit by a good campfire with a cup of coffee. A devoted member of Evangel Assembly of God Church in Clewiston and served the lord for many years.

Visitation was held from 6-8 on Monday, April 22, 2013 in Akin-Davis Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. in Evangel Assembly of God Church where Pastor Gary Corley officiated. Burial was in Ridgelawn Cemetery.

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