Virginia Dare Thomas Eaker, 95, Ringgold, died on Monday, January 26, 2009.
She was born April 25, 1913 in Newbern, Al., to the late Ellis Porter Thomas and Beulah Mae Smith Thomas. She was a member of New Liberty Baptist Church in Graysville and the Ringgold Order of the Eastern Star #245.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewie Clayton Eaker; infant daughter, Gloria Jean Eaker; grandson, Jody LaDell Eaker; her sister and four brothers.
Mrs. Eaker is survived by her sons, Clayton and his wife, Shirley, Ringgold; Ellis and his wife, Martha, Ringgold; grandchildren, Travis Eaker, Laura (Galen) Hall, Deborah (Donnie) Owens, and Lisa Marcotte; great-grandchildren, Jacob Wiley Eaker, Taryn Lee Hall, Gracie Rae Owens, and Matthew Tyler Thornton; several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday at New Liberty Baptist Church with Rev. Danny Henson officiating. A private burial will follow at a later date at New Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery. There will be no visitation.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy be made as memorial contributions to New Liberty Baptist Church, Kingdom Fund, 923 Graysville Road, Ringgold, Ga. 30736, or Hospice of Chattanooga, 4413 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, Tn. 37416.
Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.