Mr. Herb Ackermann, age 61, of Carnesville, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, August 5, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Norbert and Mary Ackermann; and brother, Carl Ackermann. He is survived by his wife of twenty-four years, Iva Mae Ackermann, Carnesville, GA; daughters and sons-in-law, Trudi and Judd Cheek, Buford, GA and Trisha and Joseph English, Winder, GA; sons and daughter-in-law, Joseph Ackermann, Sandy Springs, GA and Steven and Cecilia Ackermann, Buford, GA; nine grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Mary Lu Christiansen, Tucker, GA and Dorothy and Larry Neuaman, Huntsville, AL; brothers and sisters-in-law, Norbert and Charis Ackermann, Knoxville, TN, James and Kathy Ackermann, Atlanta, GA and Dennis and Leslie Ackermann, Buford, GA; sister-in-law, Jeanne Ackermann, Nashville, TN; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Ackermann was born July 31, 1950 in Nashville, TN. He was a 1968 graduate of St. Pius High School in Atlanta, GA and attended the University of Tennessee. He was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force. He was a supervisor with Auto Zone in Lavonia, GA. He was a former member of Prince Of Peace Catholic Church in Flowery Branch, GA and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Toccoa, GA. As a member of the church, he was a Lector and a sponsor for marriage encounters. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and boating. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother and will be greatly missed by his family. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Prince Of Peace Catholic Church with Father Patrick Scully serving as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA with military honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m. Flowers accepted or memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN or to St. Pius Tenth at Alumni Association in memory of Herb Ackermann. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com .