Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa Thursday, January 5, l922
GEORGE W. AKES, son of MR. and MRS. H.G. AKES, was born April l7, l878; died at the home of his sister, MRS. AMANDA BROWN, near Van Wert, December 29, l92l; aged 43 years, 8 months and l2 days.
He was converted and united with the Palestine Baptist Church 23 years ago and has lived a devoted Christian life to the end.He leaves to mourn his departure two sisters, six brothers and a host of other relatives and friends.His last words were that he loved everybody.
Funeral services were held Sunday morning, January lst, at l0:30 at the Palestine Church, conducted by Rev. E.C. Vanderpool.Interment in Palestine Cemetery.
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