Graveside services will be conducted 11:00 A.M., Saturday, October 30, 2021 at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, Highway 26 East, Montezuma, Georgia.
Please be mindful that we will adhere to all government recommendations and mandates at all services at this time. We are limiting graveside seating to no more than 10 with masks being strongly encouraged. Other masked attendees are welcomed but will be expected to practice social distancing.
Graveside services, including burials, are likely to be held on ground that is uneven, which is out of the control of Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. We ask that you take this into consideration when choosing footwear, such as shoes with high, thin heels. Please be advised that Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. will not be held responsible for injuries at a grave site because of this.
James was born February 24, 1951 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia to the parentage of the late Rena McGhee Akine and Joe Akine, Jr. He is preceded in death by eight siblings, Cornelius, Ernest, Christine, Elizabeth, Olivia, Lizzie, Quincy, and Willie G.
He acquired his education in the public school system of Macon County, whereas he attended D.F. Douglass High School. James worked at Southern Frozen Foods, Flint River Community Hospital, and after many dedicated years of service he retired from Wal-Mart automotive department.
He leaves to cherish his memories two children Melissa Baldwin, James Akine Jr. (Keshia); 10 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild; siblings, Dennis Akine, Donald Akine (Shirley), Jimmy Akine, Joe Walters, Eddie Walters, Willie Joe Akine, Willie John Akron (Nadine); a devoted niece Katrina Akine; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including a lifetime devoted friend Betty Harris.