Akers, Glouria Madeline
Glouria Madeline Akers, 84, of Christiansburg, was promoted to glory on Saturday, August 15, 2009. She was a resident of Radford Nursing and Rehab. Center in Radford, Va. She was born August 9, 1925, in Wise, Va. to the late John Wesley Cox Sr. and Dallas R. Cox. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin R. Akers; daughter, Linda Akers Sowder; sister, Nannie Horton; two brothers, John W. Cox Jr. and Donald W. Cox. She leaves for now a brother, Thomas P. Cox, Owensboro, Ky.; her sisters, Dorothy Berry, Stanley, Va., and Jeanette Akers, Christiansburg, Va., who has been very devoted throughout her entire stay at Radford Nursing and Rehab; son-in-law, Kenneth Sowder, Roanoke, Va.; grandson, Kenneth Dolinger, Blacksburg, Va.; sisters-in-law, Virginia Myers, Irene Cox and Mary Cox, of Christiansburg, Va.; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as greatnieces and nephews; one especially her Guardian Angel, Joe Kitts and wife, Doris, of Christiansburg, Va.; neighbors for 35 years as well as her roommate at the Radford Nursing, her “Baby”, Frances McGraw, of the Center as well. She retired from Imperial Reading after 40 years. She was a member of Harbor of Hope Pentecostal Holiness Church in Christiansburg, since 1952. She dearly loved to quilt and was noted for her chicken and dumplings, fried apples, sweet potatoes and iced tea. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Judy as well as the staff, workers, and volunteers of Radford Nursing for the wonderful care she received while a resident. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, August 17, 2009, at the Horne Funeral Home in Christiansburg, Va. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 18, 2009, in the Horne Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Richard Kingrea officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. The Akers family is in the care of Horne Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.hornefuneralservice.com.