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Haldon (Hal) Langston Akridge

May 22, 1926 — June 10, 2016

Haldon (Hal) Langston Akridge

Celebration of Life services for Haldon (Hal) Langston Akridge, 90, of Meigs will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, June 13, 2016 at Meigs Baptist Church.  Rev. Franklin Russ and Rev. Lynn Roberts will officiate and interment will be in Pinecrest Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be VT Akridge, Mark Tarmey, Aulton Akridge Jr., Jeffrey West, John Redmond and Neil Gassett. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of  Meigs Baptist Church, Mason and brothers-in-law. Mr. Akridge passed away Friday, June 10, 2016 at Legacy Village at Park Regency in Moultrie. Born in Sale City May 22, 1926 he was the son of the late Daniel H. Akridge and Minnie Lee Faircloth Akridge. He was a retired Parts Associate and member of Meigs Baptist Church. He was Chaplain for the Cairo VFW, a Deacon at Meigs Baptist Church, a Mason and Civitan Club, American Legion, Pelham Baptist Quartet, Bridge Master and was the last surviving member of the Navy USS Kenneth Whiting. He is survived by his wife Carol Akridge of Meigs, a daughter  and son-in-law, Charlotte and Ray Coursey of Metter, a daughter, Stella Akridge of Metter, stepdaughter Renee Draper (Brandon) of Bainbridge, and a stepson, Patrick Thornton of Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren, Justin Jones (Amy) of Savannah, Catherine McWhirter (Phillip) of Watkinsville, Nikki Thompson of Bainbridge, David Coursey (Sandy) of Metter, sisters-in-law, Carolyn Glatti and Linda Allen and a brother-in-law, Alan Jones (Melinda) all of Pensacola, four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Daniel and Minnie Faircloth Akridge, his first wife Sarah Taylor Akridge, brothers, Aulton Akridge Sr., Vincent Akridge, Hillsman Akridge, Keith Akridge and sisters, Nita Hughes, Laverne Thomas, Culis Tarmey, Senette Turner, Lanelle Rosnerski, and Prudence Musgrove. The family will receive friends on Monday from 10:00-11:00 AM at Meigs Baptist Church. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Meigs Baptist Church.  Friends may sign the online guest book at www.willisjamersonbraswell.com Willis-Jamerson-Braswell Funeral Home, Pelham   

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