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August 27, 2013

Elizabeth (Beth) Clare Kearns Aker

PRINCETON — Elizabeth (Beth) Clare Kearns Aker, age 51, of Village Green Circle, Princeton, WV died Saturday, August 24, 2013. Born August 6, 1962 in Bluefield, WV she was a daughter of Jane Mays Kearns of Bluefield, VA and the late Walter Joseph Kearns. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and was a nursing graduate of Mercer County Vocational Center.

In addition to her father, Beth was preceded by a brother Joseph Scott Kearns.

Beth is survived by her mother Jane Mays Kearns of Bluefield, VA, daughters Jennifer Marie Aker and her fiancé Kevin Burchette and Courtney Nicole Aker and her fiancé Billy Heldreth all of Charlotte, NC, a son Aaron Joshua Kearns and his fiancé April Bowling also of Charlotte, NC, sisters Suzanne Cannaday of Princeton, with whom Beth Made her home, Katie Goodwin and her husband Ron of Bluefield, WV, Carolyn Hayes and her husband Doug of Bluefield, WV, grandchildren Briana Marie Kelley, Dalton Joseph Burchette and Wyatt James Burchette, nieces and nephews Sarah Kuck, Jessica Rivers, Mark Cannaday, Seth Hayes, Ashby Hayes and Madison Hayes.

A service of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bluefield, WV with Deacon Don Hammond as Celebrant. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Amedisys Hospice of Bluefield, 3879 Maple Acres Road ,Bluefield, WV 24701 or to the American Cancer Society, 1808 Jefferson Street, Bluefield, WV 24701.

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Mercer Funeral Home & Crematory of Bluefield is assisting the family of Beth Aker.

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