Graveside memorial service for Mrs. Marie Collins Eakin, age 91, of the Howell Community, will be conducted at 2 pm on January 3, 2019 at Unity Cemetery. Bro. Ennis Hyman and Bro. Don Hackney will officiate. There will be no visitation prior to the graveside service.
Mrs. Eakin was born on November 13, 1927 in Fayetteville, TN to the late William and Iris Odom Collins. She worked for Lincoln County Bank and was a Registered Black Angus Breeder/Farmer. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Fayetteville, TN. Mrs. Eakin passed away on December 25, 2018 at Donalson Care Center.
Survivors include her sons, William Dennis (Gail) Eakin of Fayetteville, TN, and Steven Donald (Robin) Eakin of Douglasville, GA; grandchildren, Joshua (Teresa) Eakin, Mandy (Pete) Adams, Cody (Leah) Eakin, Elizabeth Pointer, and Phillip (Roya) Eakin; and seven great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Eakin was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Dennis Eakin, Jr.; brother, Tom Collins; and a sister, Margaret Whitaker.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Fayetteville Animal Shelter, 1718 Pulaski Hwy, Fayetteville, TN 37334. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Marie Collins Eakin.