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November 11, 2013

Joyce R. Akers

71; New Albany

Funeral services for Joyce R. Akers, 71, New Albany, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Garr Funeral Home, Sellersburg, with burial in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Borden. She died Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services.

 She was a homemaker, member of Graceland Baptist Church, New Albany, Women of the Living Word, established Borden Historical Society and a Compassion International sponsor.

Surviving include her husband, Phillip “Tony” Akers, New Albany; son, Phillip “Tony” Akers Jr. and his wife, Deborah, Huntsville, Ala.; daughter, Elizabeth Newcomb, New Albany; sister, Dorothy Povey, New Albany; and grandchildren, Rachel Ard, Jacob Newcomb, Jared Newcomb, Madison Akers, Samuel Akers and Hannah Grace Akers

 She was preceded in death by brothers, John C. and Carvin E. VanHook and a sister, Margaret Ragains

 Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and after 9 a.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.

 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Compassion International.

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