Mr. Howard Lee Eaton, age 94, of Summerville, GA, passed away Tuesday June 1, 2010, in Signature Healthcare of Cleveland, TN.

Mr. Eaton was born Oct. 16, 1915, in Summerville, GA, the son of the late John and Lizzie Mae Johnson Eaton. He was retired from Reigel Textile, a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in WWII, and a member of the Trion First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence Gertrude Mason Eaton.

Survivors include daughter & son-in-law, Sherry Diane & William Harris, sons & daughters-in-law, David Lee & Gloria Eaton, Johnny & Julie Eaton, step-brother, Clifford Pledger, 5 grandchildren, Angela Wooden, Chase Eaton, Casey Eaton, Taylor Eaton, Mason Eaton, great-grandchildren, Austin Melton and Katie Melton.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a. m. Saturday, June 5, 2010 at Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Warren Moorhead and Rev. Jim Cordell officiating with interment in the Greenhills Memory Garden. Active pallbearers will be Billy Locklear, Phillip Holder, Stan Reynolds, Tim Chamblee, Leo Lanier, Tim Pickle, Jason Pickle, Nick Wolfgram. Honorary pallbearers are Harold Pickle, Leon Stager, David Mauney, and all members of Jack Richardson’s Sunday School Class of Trion First Baptist Church.

Mr. Eaton will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p. m. Friday.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to Trion First Baptist Church.