Jerome Acklin

Hamilton County

Jerome "Jerry" Acklin, 66, passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2013, at a local hospital.Jerry was a former employee at Southern Wood, Coke and Chemical Co. and Chattanooga Box Co.He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, James and Roosevelt Acklin and Harold Johnson; four sisters, Georgia Burks, Lucy Bell, Helen and Lillie B. Acklin.He leaves to cherish is memory, a loving daughter, Felita Acklin, of Chattanooga; sister, Faith Inella Corbin of Litchfield, Ariz.; sister-in-law, Izola Acklin; one granddaughter, Ashley Acklin; other relatives and friends.Graveside services will be held at Ruth Cofer Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.The body will lie in state after noon today until 6 p.m. at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

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