Funeral  services   for   Mrs.  Opal  Akers  Maynard,  88,   of
Gainesboro, TN, will be held at 1 P.M. on Wednesday, March 7,
2018,   at   Anderson - Upper  Cumberland  Funeral  Home     in
Gainesboro, TN. Burial  will  follow in the John L. Clark Memorial
Cemetery in the Stone community of Jackson County, TN.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11 A.M. until
time of services.

 She passed away on Monday, March 5, 2018, at Mabry Health
Care Center in Gainesboro, TN.

    She was born November 23, 1929, in Grethel, KY, to the late
Silas Akers and Lona Branham Akers. She was  married  to  the
late Kelly Maynard. She was a devoted member of  the  Pilgrims
Home Old Regular Baptist Church in Grethel, KY. She loved her
church and wanted everyone she knew or met to go to  heaven.
She was a light to everyone that knew  her  and  many  that  did
not. She  witnessed  about  the  Lord  to  anyone  she met. She
always  made  sure  to  let  you  know  that  she  loved you, and
made even the simple things such a joyful time.

   In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in
death   by   2   Sons:   Boyd  Thomas   and   Robbie   Kelly;     3
Daughters-in-Law:  Kathleen,  Darlene,   and   Lee;  3 Brothers:
Richard, Elvie, and Daniel; and 2 Sisters: Edna and Zetti.

 Survivors include her Sons: Donnie (Elizabeth), David, Joseph
(Susan), James (Eileen), and Daniel (Tracy); 20 Grandchildren;
46  Great  Grandchildren;  14  Great  Great  Grandchildren;    2
Sisters: Eulavene and Violet; and 1 Brother: Ray.
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