Originally created 09/21/03

Mr. John Ackiss Sr. (NORRISTOWN, Ga.)



NORRISTOWN, Ga. - Mr. John H. Ackiss, Sr., age 68, of Norristown, died Friday morning at Emanuel Medical Center. Mr. Ackiss, born in Knotts Island, N.C., lived in Jacksonville, Fla. for many years after retiring from the United States Navy. He also retired from the Methodist Hospital in Jacksonville as a maintenance engineer. Funeral services will be Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Tomlinson Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Daniel Allen officiating. Interment, with full military honors will follow in the Mt. Zion Church Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Gertrude D. Ackiss, Norristown; two daughters, Carrie Sue Skondin, Portland , Ore., Jo-An Iles, Jacksonville, Fla.; three sons, John H. Ackiss II, Henderson, Nev., Billy D. Freeman, Lyons, Jerry L. (Von) Wilson, Norristown; two brothers, Guy Ackiss, Norfolk, Va., Carl Ackiss, Chesapeake, Va.; two sisters, Ethel Johnson, Sparks, Nev., Eva McSweeney, Chenoa, Ill.; ten grandchildren, five great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends Sunday evening between the hours of 6 and 9 p.m. at Tomlinson Funeral Home. Tomlinson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle September 21, 2003