Graveside service for Lena Bernece Akins, 95, of Chickasha, was held Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, at Fairlawn Cemetery with Jim Talbert officiating.

She was born March 21, 1923, to Truman Arthur Whitfield and Sarah DeRenda (Byrd) Whitfield. She passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 in Duncan. Bernece grew up on a farm north of Cement. She graduated from Cement High School.

In November of 1943, she married Ray Akins and they were married for 61 years until his passing in 2005.

She enjoyed crocheting, quilting and gardening flowers. Bernece was a member of the Northside Church of Christ. She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by both parents; her husband, Ray; sister, Myrtle Turner; and brothers, Paul Whitfield, Harland Whitfield, Cecil Whitfield and Melvin Whitfield.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and LeAnn Akins of Chickasha; daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Rick Pickard of Silt, Colo.; sisters, Gladys Setters of Hobbs, N.M.; and Betty Middleton of Fletcher; brother and sister-inlaw, Truman and Flossie Whitfield of Cyril; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four greatgreat-grandchildren; and other extended family and friends.

Services are under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home.