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Rheba Rae Akins

June 10, 1941 ~ April 12, 2022 (age 80)


Rheba Rae Akins age 80 of Knoxville, TN, born, June 10, 1941, passed away on Tuesday, April 12, 2022.

Rheba earned her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and taught at Christian Academy of Knoxville until she retired. Her love for teaching flowed over into her hobby of Riflery as she would teach others about it. She also enjoyed sewing in her free time.

Rheba is preceded in death by her parents, Amos Ray Gould and Mildred Luellen Wilkewitz. She is survived by her husband, Tom Akins; and sister, Jean Morris.

The family would like to extend a thank you to Meals on Wheels and Covenant Hospice.

A service will be held 6:30pm on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at New Providence Baptist Church (245 White Road, Loudon, TN 37774) with Rev. Willie Morris officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Rheba’s honor to Refugee Ministry at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church (9132 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN, 37923). Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Akins family and invites you to view and sign the online registry.

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April 19, 2022

6:30 PM
New Providence Baptist Church
245 White Road
Loudon, TN 37774

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