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Emma Eaker

Mrs. Emma Jean (Williams) Eaker, 89, of Union City passed away 7:15 a.m. Monday, August 17, 2015, at The Magnolia Place in Union City.
Funeral services will be conducted 4 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home. Dr. Cecil Sewell will officiate.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the LAEL Sunday School class at First Baptist Church and members of the Third Review Club.
Visitation will be held at Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home from 2 p.m. until the hour of services Wednesday.
Graveside services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday at Silver Cross Cemetery in Tallulah, La.
Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to First Baptist Church, 500 East Church Street, Union City, TN 38261.
Mrs. Eaker was born April 1, 1926, in Winnsboro, La., daughter of the late W.E. “Ned” and Mabel (Madden) Williams. She married Billy Burton Eaker January 19, 1947. He died July 23, 1993. Mrs. Eaker was a resident of Richmond, La., for 54 years prior to moving to Union City 15 years ago. While living in Richmond, Mrs. Eaker had served as mayor of Richmond, office manager for Shelton Cotton Company and had been a registered nurse. She had been a member of First Baptist Church in Tallulah until moving her letter to First Baptist Church in Union City. She was a member of the LAEL Sunday School class and the 39ers at First Baptist in Union City. She was a member of the Third Review Club of Union City, where she served as president in 2005. Mrs. Eaker was a dedicated member of Order of Eastern Star Madison Chapter No. 94 since 1947.
She is survived by one daughter, Billie Jean Rich of Union City; one son and daughter-in-law, James Robert “Bobby” and Tammy Eaker of Union City; one brother and sister-in-law, Glen Leslie and Jo Ann Williams of Crowville, La.; three grandchildren and the spouses of two, Felicia and Bill Thompson of Knoxville, Kathryn Rich of Martin and Jeannie and Brett Ashley of San Angelo, Texas; and five great-grandchildren, Reagan Lee Thompson, Madison Rich Thompson and Sophie Jean Thompson, all of Knoxville, and Haleigh Jo Ashley and Jase Lee Ashley both of San Angelo.
She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Faye “Sister Baby” Jones and Elaine Davis; and two brothers, James “Buddy” Williams and Fred Williams.
Published in The Messenger 8.18.15

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