Violet Taylor Akers Sutphin

Violet Taylor Akers Sutphin, age 72, of Draper, Va., died Tuesday July 15, 2014 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. She was born March 21, 1942 in Pulaski, Va., and was the daughter of the late Frances Cole Taylor and Garnett Lowman Taylor. She attended the International Pentecostal Church of Christ. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two husbands, Donald Lee Akers and Hubert Randolph Sutphin, four brothers and one sister.

She is survived by two sons, John Robert Akers of Draper, Va., and Donald Scott Akers of San Francisco, Calif.; a daughter, Rebecca Akers Johnson of Raleigh, N.C.; two sisters, Patty Anderson and her husband, Donnie, of Pulaski, Va., and Wilma Davis of Pulaski, Va. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Jacob Allen Akers of Pulaski, Va., and Latara Johnson of Birmingham, Ala., along with one great-grandson and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 18, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Seagle Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Thornspring Cemetery. Visiting will be Friday from noon until 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Arrangements by Seagle Funeral Home, Pulaski, 540-980-1700.



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