Finley Akin


Finley Akin, 85, of Columbia, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 at his home.

He was born on July 28, 1931, to the late Robert and Alta Price Akin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Rochelle Akin; a granddaughter, Sara Akin Morrison; three great grandchildren, Kayson and Lathan Morrison and Austin Bryant; two brothers, Bobby and Dickey Akin; and by two sisters, Audrey Calhoun and Genois Collins.

He was a member of Big Creek Missionary Baptist Church, a former businessman, owning Akin’s Aluminum and Carpet in Edmonton for years and was a farmer and building contractor. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1949 to 1952.

He is survived by his wife, Reba Moore Akin of Columbia; one daughter, Sharon Morrison and her husband Rocky of Columbia; one grandson, Chad Morrison and his wife Angie of Columbia; one granddaughter, Robin Branham and her husband Wesley of Columbia; five great grandchildren, Riley Bryant, Jamison Ford, Katelyn and Emilee Morrison and Jessica Nuszbaum; one brother, Dean Akin and his wife Jane of Versailles; and by four sisters, Flossie Price and her husband Houston, Charlene Sexton and Margie Williams, all of Columbia, and Sheila McQueary and her husband Steve of Louisville.

A host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral service was Sunday, Nov. 20 at Big Creek Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Junior Shirley officiating with burial in Moore Cemetery.

Casket bearers were Chad Morrison, Wesley Branham, Riley Bryant, Bruce Akin, Coy Froedge and Daniel Froedge.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements. Visit

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