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The Akin Memorial Bench 

Thomas & Margaret Dean Robinson Akin.

AKIN, Thomas Howe, 10 Jan 1910 - 13 Mar 1966.

AKIN, Margaret Dean, 26 Sept 1912 - 21 Dec 2004.

(The Henderson, KY native was the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Beulah Katherine Cox Robinson. She was the widow of Thomas Howe Akin who preceded her in death in 1966. Mrs. Akin was a 1930 graduate of the Hay Long High School and attended Tennessee College for Women, now Belmont University and did graduate work at George Peabody College and Middle Tennessee State University. She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant First Baptist Church, Virginia Mai Kittrell Circle of Kings Daughters and Sons, Delta Kappa Gamma Teachers Society and Maury County Retired Teachers Association
Mrs. Akin served 12 years on the Maury County Commission from 1982 - 1994. In 1992 she received the good citizen award from the First Assembly of God. In 1993 she received the Liberty Bell award from the Maury County Bar Association. In 1996 she was selected as one of the ten outstanding women of the year in Tennessee. In 1997 the new addition to Hampshire was named for Mrs. Akin.
She is survived by a daughter, Katherine Akin Brewer and a son in law, Joel Wilhite Brewer of Munford, TN; a granddaughter, Margaret "Maggie" Remelle and a grandson, Joel W. Brewer, both of Munford, TN. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Gilbert and Francis Robinson.. )

Information by Mary Bob McClain from Columbia Daily Herald Obituary. Photos by Wayne Austin, 12 Mar 2008.