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J.C. Eckles 1927-2013

MR. JOHN COX “J.C.” ECKLES, age 85, of Eastman, GA, died Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Coliseum Medical Center in Macon.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00PM Thursday, May 16, at First Baptist Church, with Dr. Jerry Peele officiating with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mr. Eckles was a native of Dodge County, a 1944 graduate of Eastman High School, attended Georgia Military College for 2 years and then joined the U.S. Army serving in WWII and Korea.  He served as a Congressional Page in Washington, DC in 1942.  He was a member of First Baptist Church of Eastman where he sang in the choir for over 45 years and served as secretary of the Max O’Neal Sunday School Class.  Mr. Eckles was a 41 year retired salesman with The Coca-Cola Company.  He was the son of the late Ethel Doster Eckles and G.L. Eckles, Sr.  He was preceded in death by a Sister – Christine Eckles Coleman and 3 Brothers – G.L. Eckles, Jr., B.J. “Jack” Eckles, Sr., and Abner Eckles. 

 Survivors:  Wife –Valeria Burnham Eckles of Eastman;  2 Daughters – Susan E. Dean (Sonny) of Eastman and Kathy E. Love (Kurt) of Hamilton, MT;  1 Son – John Eckles (Hazel) of Monticello;  1 Sister-In-Law – Ione Eckles of Eastman; 

6 Grandchildren – Jay Eckles (Tiffany), Trey Dean (Mindy), Rob Peacock (Jennifer), Cathy Gilmore, Emily Love, and David Love;  4 Great-Grandchildren – Tanner Eckles, Emma Eckles, Ansley Peacock, and Noah Allen;  Several Nieces & Nephews.

The family may be contacted at the Eckles residence, 5032 Greenhill Road, Eastman and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 6:00PM-8:00PM, Wednesday, May 15.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the First Baptist Church Sanctuary Piano Fund, 5107 Oak Street, Eastman, GA  31023.

Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home     -----------

of Eastman has charge of                        SSFH

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