James Akridge is a frequently occuring name here... seems like every family has one. My grandfather was a James G. Akridge, for example.
Do you know the names of your Akridge grandparents? Their parents? Any dates you could provide would be most helpful -- birth, marriage, death dates and locations? Maiden names of mother, grandmothers?
The more information you can provide, the greater your chances of finding someone with the name of your common ancester. We're all related to each other here.