Hazel Akin 1930 – 2014


Hazel Akin passed from her earthly home on Feb. 3, 2014 at the age of 83 years.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday Feb. 6, 2014 at Clayton Kay Vaughan Funeral Home Chapel in Alvarado. Interment immediately followed the service at Glenwood Cemetery. Visitation was Wednesday evening 6-8 p.m. at Clayton Kay Vaughan Funeral Home in Alvarado.
She was born Dec. 25, 1930 in Macks, Arkansas to Sloan and Clema Simmons. She was married to Roy James Van Winkle Nov. 13, 1948. As the result of a tragic auto accident she was left as a widow with three small children. She made it through many struggles to successfully raise her children. Feb. 14, 1963 she married Ben Akin. They combined their children making one family. As Ben’s health declined she again was able to pickup the pieces and continue on.

She was a good mother and wonderful grandmother. While her children worked, she had the privilege of being Mamo and babysitter. Her grandchildren have many fond memories to cherish. She also loved her church, Buel Baptist Church, and her many good friends there.
Hazel was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and four sisters, husbands, Roy James Van Winkle and Ben Akin.
Hazel is survived by a very special friend, Chick Brewington. You could look the world over and be very lucky to find such a dear friend. Through her final journey, he never left her side. Other survivors include; children, Patsy Yawn and husband,Terry, Richard Van Winkle and wife Pam all of Alvarado, Linda Wright and husband Don of Weatherford, seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends.

The Azle News,
Feb. 12, 2014 Edition