Mrs. Irma Akers Locke age 83 of McMinnville, TN, died Friday, May 11, 2012, at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro, TN. She was born January 12, 1929, in Warren County, TN, worked as a secretary and bookkeeper, and later owned and operated two children’s clothing stores in McMinnville, was a member of Bates Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and attended MTSU. Mrs. Locke was preceded in death by parents William Stokley and Bertha Lee Holder Akers, husband William Wallace Locke, Jr., daughter Myra Lee Chastain, sisters Elwanda Martin and husband Sterling and Euna Juanita Akers, and brother Orion (Rooster) Akers and wife Florine.
Survivors include daughter Vickie Ray Chastain Kell, grandsons Michael Bryan Kell and wife Kristen, Jeremy Ray Kell and wife Penny, beloved great grandchildren Shelbi Morgan Ogle, Logan Andrew Kell, and Phoebe Jadyn Kell, sisters Genay Thompson, Peggy Akers, and Eulene Ferrell and husband Jimmy H., and brother W. S. Akers, Jr., and wife Queita. Many nieces, nephews, family members, and friends also survive.
The family will receive guests during the visitation on Tuesday evening, May 15, 2012, from 4 P.M. until 7 P.M. at McMinnville Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be made at www.mcminnvillefuneralhome.com
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McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 931-473-6606.