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Jewell Elizabeth Tate Akins

Jewell Elizabeth Tate Akins, age 78 of Dunlap, Tennessee passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2023 at Erlanger Medical Center surrounded by her family.

She was of the church of Christ faith. Jewell graduated in 1962 from Grundy County High School and in 1993 she graduated from Chattanooga State as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She loved her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved back porch sitting with her husband of 60 years, Ronnie.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Buford and Sarah Scott Tate; son, Danny Stewart Akins, brothers, David, Linuel, Sherman, Richard and Phillip Tate; sisters, Ruth McGee and Jean Fults.

In addition to her husband of 60 years, Ronnie, Jewell is survived by her children, Shannon Phipps, Craig Akins and Kevin (Jennifer) Akins; sister, Annie Mae King; 13 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 14, at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Bro. T.A. Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Sequatchie Co. Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends Thursday from 2:00 until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

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Ewton Funeral Home & Cremation Center in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Lana morrison akins on July 20, 2023 at 3:18 pm

    I’m not sure rather or how to get ahold of anyone so I’m hoping one of Jewel family see this especially one of her granddaughters Jerrica Akins Lawson ( my daughter)I’m so so sorry about your granny I know you was close to her I love you Jerrica no matter what. To everyone one else Shannon Brigette Greg Ronnie Kevin if I left someone out sorry didn’t mean to I’m so so sorry for your lose God bless all of you. Jerrica I’m really sorry about granny, I love you .

    Bless everyone ,
    Lana morrison Akins

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