Pearlene Ake, 71, died Wednesday, Oct. 10 at her home. Services were held Saturday, Oct. 13 at South Side Baptist Church, with Rev. Kevin Ueckert and Chad Mitchell officiating. Burial followed in Elmwood Memorial Park under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home of Abilene. Mrs. Ake was born in Brady and was a homemaker. She married Alvin Ake in Brady in 1948. He preceded her in death on Jan. 12, 1999. She was a member of the South Side Baptist Church where she taught first grade Sunday School for 25 years. Survivors include three daughters, Linda St. John of Haskell, Debbie Burton of Hodges and Carlene Crim of Abilene; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the South Side Baptist Church Missions, 1425 South 7th, Abilene, Tex. 79602.