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Jessie Louella Lawson Akin

Jessie Louella Lawson Akin, 86, of Dayton, died Friday, February 13, 2015 at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga.

She was a longtime resident of Rhea County who worked at Oyster Corporation for many years. She was a member and very active in the Dayton Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by husband, James Earl Lawson, and second husband, Alva Lewis Akin; one son, James Andrew (Jimmy) Lawson; her parents, Andrew Jackson and Minerva Burgess Mercer; three sisters and two brothers.

Survivors include ten step-children, Dennis (Punkin) Akin, Ray Akin, Glenn Akin, Bill Akin, Denise Ruiz, all of Dayton , Kaye Miller of Cleveland Ohio, Patty Filbin of North Ridgeville, Ohio, Dee Akin of Chattanooga, Dale Akin of Rockford, Illinois, Ron Akin of Rocky River, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held February 15 at the Dayton Church of Christ in Dayton with Minister Steve Brown officiating.

Please visit www.coultergarrisonfuneral to share condolences.

Arrangements were entrusted to Coulter Garrison Funeral Home in Dayton.

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