Ina Deal-Akins


Ina B. Deal-Akins, 85, of Cleveland/Charleston, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in a Chattanooga healthcare facility due to a lengthy illness.

She worked at Mallory Battery/Duracell for 40 years. Her clock number was No. 1. She worked there from Nov. 27, 1961, until she retired in 2001. She was of strong faith and loved her Lord. She mostly cherished her time with her family, and her favorite thing to do was going to Disney World.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Julia Moore; first husband and father of her children, Joe H. Deal; husband, Max Akins; and daughter, Ruth Deal.

She was loved by many and will be deeply missed.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Ginger Morgan and husband, Dennis, of Maryville; brother, Charles Moore of Cleveland; sister, Jodi Jones and husband, Bill, of Cleveland, Ohio; the true joy of her life, grandson, Michael McCaskill and wife, Penny;  great-grandchildren: Dylan Brown, Hunter McCaskill and Erin McCaskill; and great-great-granddaughter, Arianna Brown.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m., on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and Crematory, with the Rev. Greg Long officiating.

Interment will follow at Hilcrest Memorial Gardens. A white dove release ceremony and the playing of bagpipes will conclude the service at the cemetery.

Her family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday at the funeral home.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the family guestbook at


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