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(Apr 23, 2011)

EFFIE MAE (HOSEY) AKERS, 75, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away April 20, 2011 following a courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was born January 1, 1936 in Lawrence County, Ohio, to the late Clifford and Edna Mae (Kelley) Bailey. In addition to here parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, William F. Kelley and Georgianna Blankenship. She is survived by a son, Rick Hosey; daughter, Stevi (David) Kunchal, both of Columbus, Ohio; grandchildren Michael and Alex Kunchal, of Columbus, Ohio, Scott Hosey of Columbia, S.C., Erica Morgan of Franklin Furnace, Ohio; and three great-grandchildren, Tyler Hosey, Dallas and Stephanie Morgan. She had her special nieces and nephews, Becky (Wes), Christina and Lauren Kilgore of Melbourne, Florida, Sheila (Larry) Hancock and Paula (Ed) Martin, both of Lexington, Kentucky, Brenda (Paul) Aldridge of Greensboro, N.C., Jim (Janet) Kelley of Durham, N.C. Effie was a 1954 graduate of Rock Hill High School and of Cabell County School of Nursing. She retired after 23 years as a nurse at Lawrence County General Hospital and JoLin Health Care in Ironton, Ohio. Effie was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt and friend who enjoyed life, cooking and putting other people's needs ahead of her own. A special thank you to Columbus Alzheimer's Care Center and Odyssey Hospice for all of their help and care. Friends who wish to contribute in memory of Effie are asked to make contributions of Alzheimer's Care Center, 700 Jasonway Drive, Columbus, OH 43214 or Odyssey Hospice, 540 Officecenter Place, Gahanna, OH 43230. There will be a memorial service held at a later date. Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 South Seventh Street, Ironton, Ohio, is in charge of the arrangements.

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