Lamar Eakes

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 15, 2010

Lamar Eakes died Saturday, March 13, 2010, at his residence. He was 65.

Born in Philadelphia, Miss., he was son of the late Clifton Eakes and Laura Mae Cook Eakes. Mr. Eakes was a graduate of Neshoba Central High School and served with the Army in the Vietnam War.

A resident of Vicksburg since 1970, he was the manager of the body shop for George Carr Motors for the past 17 years. He was a member of the American Legion and the Baptist faith.

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He is survived by his wife, Betsy R. Eakes of Vicksburg; a daughter, Mandy Eakes of Vicksburg; a son, Jamie Lamar Eakes and his wife, Dasha, of Vicksburg; a granddaughter, Raegan Thornell of Vicksburg; one sister, Barbara Stovall and her husband, Bobby, of Philadelphia; and one brother, Dale Eakes and his wife, Nanda, of Philadelphia.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Riles Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Billy Brumfield, pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be at the Yokena Cemetery under the direction of Riles Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at the funeral home. 

Pallbearers will be Ben Barrett, Bo Eakes, Steve Stovall, Jeff McAdory, Marty McAdory, Mike Snow, Neal Reese and Ricky Vowell.

Honorary pallbearers will be George Carr and employees of George Carr Motor Company, John Rundell, Harry Ferguson, Billy Brown and John Carlisle.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 16808, Jackson, MS 39236.