Elizabeth "Lizzie" Akridge, 80, of Clarkton, Mo., died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, at her residence.
Born Feb. 2, 1925, in Bragg City, Mo., daughter of the late Cegil Emerson and Mattie Irene Dunavant Dildine, she was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Gideon Sewing club.
On Dec. 8, 1948, in Piggott, Ark., she married Wilburn Akridge, who preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 1979. She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Patricia Hardcastle and Elizabeth Akridge; two brothers, Jimmy and James Dildine; one sister, Rosie Lindley and two grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth Akridge and Erin Elizabeth Waller.
Survivors include three sons, Dewayne Akridge, of Birch Tree, Mo., David Akridge, of Milan, Tenn. and John Akridge, of Dexter, Mo.; five daughters, Ellen Kern and Marie Waller, both of Gideon, Mo., Becky Waller, of Kennett and Rhonda Martin and Karen Brown, both of Clarkton; one brother, John Dildine, of West Plains, Mo.; three sisters, Dolene Jones, of Tyler, Texas and Janey Ford, of Tuckman, Ark.; 27 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Gideon.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jack Allen officiating.
Burial will follow at the Stanfield Cemetery in Clarkton.