Services for Benson Akins were held Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at 2 p.m. from McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel.

The Rev. William Goodwin officiated. Burial followed in Henry's Chapel Cemetery with McClain-Hays Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Akins, 45, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, in Neshoba County.

He was a native of Lovington, N.M. but had been a resident of Neshoba County since the early 90's. He was retired from the U.S. Navy. Mr. Akins was Baptist by faith.

Survivors include his wife, Staci Bryan Akins of Philadelphia; sons, Wesley Akins and Taylor Akins, both of Philadelphia and Jake Akins of California; father, Ben Akins of Philadelphia; sisters, Donna Pope of Philadelphia and Sheila Noble of Florida; and brother, Dexter Akins of Decatur.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Jean Akins and an infant son, Joshua Hayward Akins.