Vivian Akins Newman, 91, of Madisonville, passed away at 7:40 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, at Life Care of Collegedale. She was preceded in death by husband, Fred Akins; daughter, Vicki Akins Dewitt; parents, Ralph and Evelyn Watson; and brother; William C. Watson. Survivors include sons and daughter-in-law, Nick and Sally Akins of Chattanooga, and Mark Akins of Madisonville; grandchildren, Nicholas (Carolyn) Akins of Nashville, Suzanne Richards of Knoxville, David (Diane) Dewitt of Monterey, Calif., and Anthony Dewitt of Germany; great-grandchildren, Addison Richards of Knoxville, and Lauren, Allison and James Akins of Nashville; sister, Rebecca Smith of Orlando, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Biereley-Hale Funeral Home with the Rev. Melvin Reagan officiating. Interment will be in Haven Hill Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Biereley-Hale Funeral Home of Madisonville is in charge of arrangements.

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