Ira Rayburn EatonElkins, AR, 1939 - 2013 0comment
Ira Rayburn Eaton, 74, of Elkins, Ark., died May 14, 2013, at the Willard Walker Hospice Home in Fayetteville. He was born March 29, 1939, near Red Star, Ark., the son of Ira and Lillie Fields Eaton.
He was a graduate of Kingston High School, had retired from Elkhart Products Company after 37 years of service and had raised beef cattle for over 50 years. He was a longtime member of the Elkins First Baptist Church and had served as a Sunday school teacher and deacon. He had made his home in Elkins for 50 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Gary Eaton; and one sister and three brothers-in-law, Nell and Norman Sloan, Ed Torbett and Jack Carter.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Holiday Eaton of the home, whom he married on Dec. 19, 1959; two daughters and one son-in-law, Belinda and Rick Shaw of Wesley, Ark., and Rayetta Eaton, M.D., of Sulphur Springs, Ark.; three brothers and four sisters-in-law, Winfred and Jean Eaton and Roy and Brenda Eaton, all of Wesley, Ark., Arvis and Joann Eaton of Briggs, Texas, and Eva Parker of Elkins, Ark.; seven sisters and four brothers-in-law, Joyce and Joel Bunch of Elkins, Ark., Sharon Carter of Huntsville, Ark., Norma and Ed Marshall of Wesley, Ark., Janice Torbett, Pat Eaton and Sandra and Darle Bowman, all of Fayetteville, Ark., and Linda and Dale Baxter of Texas; two granddaughters, Ashley Shaw of Hoboken, N.J., and Abigail Wilmoth of Gentry, Ark.; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in the chapel of Brashears Funeral Home, with the Reverends Rex Griffin, Lynville Eaton, Ted Doke and Rex Eaton officiating. Interment will be in the Kingston Cemetery under the direction of Brashears Funeral Home, www.brashearsfuneralhome.net, of Huntsville, Ark.
Pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Holiday, Charles Holiday, Gordon Bradshaw, Jeff Plumlee, Nick Ocuer, Billy Cotton, Charles Wilmoth and Dwain Miller.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Elkins First Baptist Church building fund, P.O. Box 675, Elkins, AR 72727-0675; or Willard Walker Hospice Home, 325 Longview St., Fayetteville, AR 72703.
Published May 17, 2013
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Brashears Funeral Home
509 North Gaskill Street, P.O. Drawer B, Huntsville, AR