James Akenhead

EAST PALESTINE — James V. Akenhead, 70, a lifelong resident of East Palestine, died Saturday at his home.

Born July 5, 1947 in Salem, he was the son of the late James and Vivian Latham Akenhead.

Mr. Akenhead was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He attended the Centenary United Methodist Church and was a longtime owner/operator of the Akenhead’s Dairy in East Palestine.

Survivors include a son, Eric Akenhead of East Palestine; a daughter, Lisa Akenhead of Pittsburgh; a brother, Dan Akenhead of Albuquerque, N.M.; and three grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 25 at the Centenary United Methodist Church in East Palestine with the Rev. Mark McTrustry officiating.

The Linsley-Royal Funeral Home in East Palestine is in charge of arrangements.