Marie Collins Eakin
November 13, 1927 -
December 25, 2018

Visitation

Service 

January 3, 2019
2:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

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.

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10 Comments

  1. Rexine Douthit Pigg

    My sincere sympathy to the Eakin family. I didn’t know Mrs. Marie but had to write to tell you that your Mother/Grandmother Mrs. Dennis Eakin of Petersburg was my piano teacher at Boonshill School circa 1960-62. I remember her as a jolly plump lady with a warm personality that was radiant with enthusiasm about music & what she could do to inspire us children to practice & do our best under her leadership. She also worked tirelessly with the chorus & small band ensemble. Also, in the community she was admired by those that attended the many horse shows in the area.
    She was the talented organist that created & choreographed the lively music that set the pace for such an exciting event. You surely must be proud of your family & the strong women who were a prime example living their lives to the fullest. May God Bless you all.

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  2. Susan and Ron Arrick

    You have our deepest sympathy. Marie was such a beautiful and sweet lady. I have known her and Margaret all my life. So many good childhood memories of the sweet family . Your family is in our thoughts and prayers

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  3. Ron &Susan Arrick

    You have our deepest sympathy. Marie was such a sweet beautiful lady. I grew up knowing Marie and Margaret all my life and have really good memories of them both. Two amazingly sweet ladies with the same smile. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Susan & Ron Arrick

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  4. J F

    My condolences go to the family and friends. It is never easy to cope with the loss of a loved one, but God does offer hope at Revelations 21:3,4! There it says that death will be no more, tears will be wiped away from our eyes. Imagine what a wonderful time this will be! I hope this message leaves you with comfort in the times to come.

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  5. Tricia

    To the family, please take comfort in Jesus Christ words “there will be a resurrection and sickness and death will be gone forever.” John 5:28,29;Rev.21:4 For more comforting words, please visit: JW.ORG

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  6. bj

    Death is mankind last enemy.It shall be eliminated replace with a global earthly resurrection 1Corinthians 15:26;John 5:28,29.My heart felt condolences for your loss,Marie.

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  7. Agnes Barnes

    My Dad and Mr. Collins worked together and we would go to their home on Green St. For meals and times of fellowship,always thought highly of Marie and Margaret and the entire family. Sorry for your loss.

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  8. Beth Porter

    One of the kindest and sweetest ladies I have ever known. Loved her dearly

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  9. Cathy Pitts

    What a wonderful lady! My mom loved working with her for all those years at Lincoln County Bank and treasured her friendship. Prayers for your family during this time.

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  10. Joyce Kelso Johnson

    Marie was a sweet lady. I have known her all my life. I sat on the front porch with Mr and Mrs Collins, Marie and Margaret when they lived on Green St. I was about 5 yrs old. They were so sweet to me. Marie and I always talked when we would see each other in town. I am sorry for your loss, no matter how old someone is we always hate to loose them. God Bless your family.

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10 Comments

  1. Rexine Douthit Pigg

    My sincere sympathy to the Eakin family. I didn’t know Mrs. Marie but had to write to tell you that your Mother/Grandmother Mrs. Dennis Eakin of Petersburg was my piano teacher at Boonshill School circa 1960-62. I remember her as a jolly plump lady with a warm personality that was radiant with enthusiasm about music & what she could do to inspire us children to practice & do our best under her leadership. She also worked tirelessly with the chorus & small band ensemble. Also, in the community she was admired by those that attended the many horse shows in the area.
    She was the talented organist that created & choreographed the lively music that set the pace for such an exciting event. You surely must be proud of your family & the strong women who were a prime example living their lives to the fullest. May God Bless you all.

    Reply
  2. Susan and Ron Arrick

    You have our deepest sympathy. Marie was such a beautiful and sweet lady. I have known her and Margaret all my life. So many good childhood memories of the sweet family . Your family is in our thoughts and prayers

    Reply
  3. Ron &Susan Arrick

    You have our deepest sympathy. Marie was such a sweet beautiful lady. I grew up knowing Marie and Margaret all my life and have really good memories of them both. Two amazingly sweet ladies with the same smile. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Susan & Ron Arrick

    Reply
  4. J F

    My condolences go to the family and friends. It is never easy to cope with the loss of a loved one, but God does offer hope at Revelations 21:3,4! There it says that death will be no more, tears will be wiped away from our eyes. Imagine what a wonderful time this will be! I hope this message leaves you with comfort in the times to come.

    Reply
  5. Tricia

    To the family, please take comfort in Jesus Christ words “there will be a resurrection and sickness and death will be gone forever.” John 5:28,29;Rev.21:4 For more comforting words, please visit: JW.ORG

    Reply
  6. bj

    Death is mankind last enemy.It shall be eliminated replace with a global earthly resurrection 1Corinthians 15:26;John 5:28,29.My heart felt condolences for your loss,Marie.

    Reply
  7. Agnes Barnes

    My Dad and Mr. Collins worked together and we would go to their home on Green St. For meals and times of fellowship,always thought highly of Marie and Margaret and the entire family. Sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  8. Beth Porter

    One of the kindest and sweetest ladies I have ever known. Loved her dearly

    Reply
  9. Cathy Pitts

    What a wonderful lady! My mom loved working with her for all those years at Lincoln County Bank and treasured her friendship. Prayers for your family during this time.

    Reply
  10. Joyce Kelso Johnson

    Marie was a sweet lady. I have known her all my life. I sat on the front porch with Mr and Mrs Collins, Marie and Margaret when they lived on Green St. I was about 5 yrs old. They were so sweet to me. Marie and I always talked when we would see each other in town. I am sorry for your loss, no matter how old someone is we always hate to loose them. God Bless your family.

    Reply

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