Minden Press-Herald

Sep 17th

Katherine Smith Acklen

Katherine_Acklen491Funeral services for Katherine Smith Acklen will be held Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden. Officiating will be the Rev. Josh Beshea and the Rev. Bill Ichter. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory in Minden. The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home.

Katherine was born Sept. 22, 1922 in Drew, Mississippi and entered into rest Sept. 25, 2011 in Minden.

Her husband, Drew Acklen and granddaughter, Shanda Acklen Koehler preceded her in death.

She is survived by her sons, Ronnie Drew Acklen of Minden, David Acklen of Minden, John Acklen and wife, Amy of Minden and Richard Acklen of Minden; daughters, Sallie Acklen Thomas of Minden and Kathie Acklen Salsbury and husband, Scott of Minden; sister, Jena Smith Mills of Springhill; brother, James Smith and wife, Doarn of Shreveport; sister-in-law, Mamie Smith; 22 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Steve Thomas, Tim Thomas, John Michael Acklen, John McGee, Nathan McGee and Matt McGee.

Family wishes to extend a special thanks to the staff of Minden Medical Center ICU.

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