James Paul Akers
James Paul Akers, of Danese, WV, passed away Friday, October 11, 2019 in Beckley, WV.

Born August 29, 1931 in Wriston, WV, the son of the late Ken Denward and Thelma Pearl Painter Akers.

He was a retired coal miner and member of the UMWA, (The United Mine Workers of America); and a proud member of the Jehovah's Witness Congregation in Rainelle, WV.

Other than his parents, he is preceded in death by two sisters, Susie Hawkins, and Geneva Richmond; 8 brothers, Chilton, Earl, Calvin, Everette, John, Homer, Orville, and Sanford.

Survivors include wife of 60 years, Mary Ellen Fox Akers, of Danese, WV; 3 daughters, Louise Sparks and friend Nick Jones of Charmco, WV, Lucille Wright and husband Larry of Bolt, WV, and Pauline Barnett and friend Keith Blagg of Bellwood, WV; only son, Chazman Akers of Clarkston, MI; sisters, Audrey Thacker and husband Jim of Pikeville, KY, Mazel Ramey of Pikeville, KY, and Ruth Bagyi of Rainelle; brothers, Hobert Akers of Nettie, WV, Wilbert Akers and wife Charlotte of Meadow Bridge, Robert Akers and wife Murlee of Alta; 6 grandchildren, Jamie Havens, Jeremy Reynolds, Alicia Trump, James Crookshanks, Everett Paul Barnett, and Preslyn Grace Akers; 5 great-grandchildren, Brendon Beaver, Brayden Crookshanks, Lucas Crookshanks, Jadyn Reynolds, and Caeton Reynolds.

Services will be held on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Rainelle, with Elder Will Robinson officiating. Burial will follow services and Wallace Memorial Cemetery in Clintonville.

Visitation will be held for friends and family on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Rainelle.

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Published on October 12, 2019

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Rebecca Akers
Oct 17, 2019
So sorry to hear about Paul, also that I couldn't be with you and your family in your time of greatest sorrow. Give my family's love to all your family.
Love to all,
Becky and all
Melody (Toney) Barton
Oct 13, 2019
Sending my condolences and prayers to the whole family. He was a good man and very well thought of by Hassel and I and our children. Hugs and prayers to you all.
Mazel RAMEY
Oct 13, 2019
Paul was my brother and I loved him. I feel for you as you grieve the loss of your husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. May you heal in the warmth of Jehovah‘s comfort and be strengthened by his sustaining power. All will miss Paul in different ways, but Jehovah misses him, too. Jehovah has been used to hearing Paul talk to him every day as he poured out his heart in prayer. According to Job 14:14,15 Jehovah won’t be completely satisfied until HE wakes Paul in the resurrection to paradise earth. With you, I eagerly await that time.
Mazel Ramey
Mazel RAMEY
Oct 13, 2019
Paul was my brother and I loved him. I feel for you as you grieve the loss of your husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. May you heal in the warmth of Jehovah‘s comfort and be strengthened by his sustaining power. All will miss Paul in different ways, but Jehovah misses him, too. Jehovah has been used to hearing Paul talk to him every day as he poured out his heart in prayer. According to Job 14:14,15 Jehovah won’t be completely satisfied until HE wakes Paul in the resurrection to paradise earth. With you, I eagerly await that time.
Terry Ellison
Oct 13, 2019
Rest in peace Uncle Paul