Marshall, Loretta Akers (Dukie)

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marshall_loretta_akersLoretta Akers (Dukie) Marshall, 55, of Riner, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 21, 2011, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital with her loved ones by her side. She was born in Montgomery County, Va., on May 10, 1955. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hestle and Dot Akers; and a brother, Buck Akers. She is survived by her loving husband of 38 years (the love of her life), Paul Marshall; son, Anthony Marshall and wife, Mallory; daughter, Amber Marshall and her friend, Zach Reed; brothers, Donald (Sonny) Akers, and Phillip Akers and wife, Debbie; sisters, Annetta Sowers and husband, Kenneth Moles, Eloise Minnick, and Phillis and husband, Johnny Meredith, sister-in-law, Jean Akers; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was employed by the Riner Food Center for 21 years. The family will receive friends on Monday, April 25, 2011, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Horne Funeral Home, Christiansburg. The Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at the Christiansburg Church of Christ with Mr. Dennis Curd officiating. Interment will immediately follow at the Dishon Cemetery in Snowville. Online condolences may be sent to logo