Mr. James G. “Jimmy” Akins, age 68, of Gainesville, GA formerly of Buford passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2007. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Garnet C. and Lorena Etheridge Akins. He is survived by his: Daughters & Son-In-Law:Stephanie & Benjamin Wood of, Gainesville, GA, Michelle Akins of Oakwood, GA; Sons and Daughters-In-Law, James & Bonnie Akins of Pennsylvania, Christopher & Amanda Akins of Buford, GA, David Martin Akins of Buford, GA; 13 Grandchildren, 2 Great Grandchildren; Sisters and Brothers-In-Law: Janice L. & Ken Brown of Clinton, TN, Maryann & Mac McMillian of Lithonia, GA; Aunts: Nettie Ruth Robinson of Roswell, GA, Carolyn Bagley of Columbus, GA, Tommie Etheridge Leachman of Buford, GA; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. Mr. Akins was born June 17, 1939 in Hall County, GA. He was a 1957 graduate of Buford High School. He was Retired Surveyor. Member of Buford First United Methodist Church, also attended Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Forsyth Co. GA. Mr. Akins was a veteran of the United States Air Force. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 21, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home Rev. Ruel Martin, Rev. Truel Martin Mr. Ben Wood officiating. The family will receive friends at Flanigan Funeral Home on Thursday evening from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133,