P.H. Akers, 81, of Piggott, Ark., formerly of Kennett, died Monday, April 5, 2004 at the VA Hospital in Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Born on July 6, 1922, a son of the late Pleas A. and Florence Henderson Akers, in his younger years he worked in a CCC Camp in Iowa, served in the Old Hickory Division During World War II. He was a painter, drywall contractor, and built many houses in the Kennett area. He was a lifetime member and past commander of the Disabled American Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Kennett. He was also a member of the Emmanual Baptist Church in Piggott.
On Nov.1, 1941 he married Nelldean Smith, who survives of the home.
Other survivors include three sons, Johnny and wife, Karen, of San Bernadino, Calif., David and wife, Becky, of Phoenix, Az., and Michael and wife, Jacy, of Piggott; daughter-in-law, Nancy Akers of Memphis, Tenn.; two daughters, Marilyn Low and husband, Myron, of Piggott, and Brenda Dicus and husband, James, of Kennett; 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Don Akers of Saginaw, Mich.
He was preceded in death by six brothers, three sisters and one son, Robert.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m., on Thursday, April 8, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., on Friday, April 9, at the McDaniel Chapel in Kennett with Bros. Kim Bridges and Kevin Murray officiating.
Burial will be in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.