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Eakin rites are held



Robert Lawrence Eakin, Sr., 77, died August 30 at his home in Norton, Va.

A son of the late Melvin and Ruby Fitzgerald Eakin he was the widower of Lorrain Eakins, and later married to Joyce Eakins, who also preceded him in death.

He was the father of the late Terri Eakin.

Mr. Eakin was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Pound, Va., and was a U.S. Navy veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Marie Eakin; four children, Donna Kitti of Hollywood, Cal., Robert “Boo” Eakin, Jr., Ronald Eakin and Sherry Eakin, all of Staunton, Va.; two stepchildren, Maxi Puckett of Richmond, Va., and Christy Pugh of Lexington; three grandchildren, and a sister, Carol Hipes of Roanoke, Va.

Funeral services for Mr. Eakin were held September 2 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Pound, Va.



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