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Obituaries for the week of Sept. 18, 2012

Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Brenda Anne Eskew, 60, of rural Middletown, passed away Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 at her home in Middletown.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Myers Funeral Home in Middletown. Burial will be in the Fairmount Cemetery in Middletown.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 21 at the Myers Funeral Home in Middletown.

A full obituary will be in next week’s Bowling Green Times.



Juanita Maxine Engelka, 87, of Whiteside passed away Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 at her home.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. The Mudd-Veach Funeral Home is in charge of cremation rites.



Mr. William “Billy Guy” Akers Sr., 84, of Whiteside, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 at his residence.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 11 a.m. at the McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Eolia. Chaplain Dinah Sutton will officiate.

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Eolia.

He was born on March 31, 1928 in Eolia, the first child born to Thomas and Lottie (Dameron) Akers. Billy had four siblings: Jimmy, John Frank, Roland and Ruby. Billy attended the local schools in Eolia and lived about five miles outside of town. For several years, he rode a horse to school. As he got older, this love of horses was in his blood. He had Quarter horses and Belgian horses when he was married. Billy Guy married Doris Johnson on Sept. 20, 1958 at Second Baptist Church in Bowling Green. They were blessed with a son, Bill. Billy Guy worked as a carpenter before retiring and had been a member of the Carpenters Union No. 1008. When he was a young man, he was called to serve in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Okinawa. During his adult life, he especially enjoyed riding on his orange Allis-Chalmers’ tractors. He also raised shorthorn registered cattle. Some of his hobbies included going to auctions and buying tractors, implements and tools. He always told his wife that “He had been everywhere and seen everything that he wanted to see.”

Surviving are his beloved wife, Doris of 54 years of marriage; his son, Bill Akers Jr. of Fulton; his brother, Roland and wife Mae Akers of Whiteside and his sister, Ruby and husband Jack Altizer of Bowling Green; his sister-in-law: Barbara Akers of Old Alexandria; and his two adoring grandchildren: Taylor Ann Akers and Matthew William Akers; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Billy Guy was preceded in death by his parents and his two brothers: Jimmy and his wife, Betty Ann Akers and John Frank Akers.

Memorials may be made to AmHeart Hospice or donor’s choice c/o McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1304 Boone Street, Troy, MO, 63379.