Ilene Chism Akin, age 91 of Van Buren, Arkansas, formerly of Nashville, passed away, Wednesday, November 11, 2009 in Van Buren. She was born January 15, 1918 in Ozan to the late Robert and Catharine Bryant Chism. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Nashville. Mrs. Akin enjoyed playing cards with her friends, especially pitch at the Senior Citizens Center. She also loved sewing and cooking. Most of all she loved spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur Harris in 1974. Also 2 sisters, Jewel Chism Jones-Brock, Odessa Maroon. 3 Brothers, Willie Chism, Buck Chism and Harry Chism. Survivors include, 5 children, William Ray Harris of Van Buren, Ar. Mildred Ramer of Cedarville, Ar. Larry Harris of Springdale, Ar. Mary Whisenhunt of Nashville, Ar. Calvin Harris of Springdale, Ar. 16 Grandchildren and a host of other family and friends. Graveside services will be Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 2 pm. at Sardis Cemetery near Nashville with Bro. David Blasé officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday night from 6 to 8 pm.