Madisonville Democrat, (Monroe Co. TN) Wednesday, February 18, 1931:
“In Memory of Mrs. Lue Creasy Patterson-Akins---Mrs. Lue Creasy Patterson Akins was born March 9, 1868, and departed this life February 9, 1931. She was 63 years and 11 months old. Her husband, John Akins, got killed May 25, 1921. She professed faith in Christ in early girlhood and joined the Notchey Creek Church in 1920 and was a faithful member. She was loved by all who knew her. She leaves to mourn her death four daughters, Mrs. Russell Watson, Misses Bessie and Mollie Joe Akins of Madisonville, and Mrs. Dee Jones of Knoxville; four sons, Matt and Henry Akins of Texas, Frank Akins of Niota, and Oscar Akins of Madisonville; sixteen grandchildren; nine brothers, three sisters and a host of relatives and friends. Mat the children just live such lives as mother lived. She always had a smile for everyone. She often talked about her troubles, but she bore them with smiles. She often spoke of her husband leaving her to bear the burdens, but she said she would soon be with him. She hated to leave her children but the Lord knows best. Our loss is her gain. Now children, you will never see mother again if you are not prepared to meet her. She said on her death-bed for them to meet her, for she was ready to go. When you see mother again you will meet father with her in that glory land where her children will not have to part with father and mother and where there will be no tears, no sorrows and no pain. All will be peace and happiness. She often spoke of her children not living right. She always gave them good advice. Now children, take mother’s advice; you know the Bible says our works will follow us, let mother’s life still be with us children.. She was laid to rest in Notchey Creek Cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Joe Atkins and Rev. Horace Atkins.”----Mr. & Mrs. Russell Watson.