Eaton, Hazel Earnest

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Hazel Earnest Eaton, 95 of Pearisburg, VA went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at her home surrounded by her family. Hazel was born on September 2, 1926, in Salem, VA and was a daughter of the late Gaylord Thomas Earnest and Cora Lynch Earnest.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, James “Dick” Eaton, 7 sisters, Shirley Smith, Bertha Moody, Virginia Earnest, Dorothy Holsenback, Eva Litchfield, Ada Ratliff, Clara Earnest and one brother, Gaylord Thomas Earnest, Jr.

Hazel was a longtime member of the Ingram Village Methodist Church in Pearisburg. She was a strong, loving and caring woman. Besides taking care of her husband and children, she took care of her sisters, their husbands, her neighbors and friends in their time of need. She enjoyed crafting and was an excellent baker and cook.

She is survived by 2 sisters, Edith Wudarski and Margie Bean both of Pearisburg, 4 daughters, Linda Sue Castell (Carl), Brenda Carlson, Janet Gregory (Clinton), Diane Price (Barry), 11 grandchildren, Melina Wallace, J.C. Wallace, Eric Carlson, Carey Carlson, Angela Hodge, Emilie Richardson, Erin Price-South, James Gregory, Matthew Casteel, John Casteel, Daniel Casteel, 17 great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted, Friday, June 10, 2022, at 10am at the Givens Funeral Chapel in Pearisburg with Charles Henderson officiating with burial following in the Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the Givens Funeral Home Thursday evening from 6 – 8 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ingram Village UMC, c/o Janet Gregory, 150 Morning View Dr., Pearisburg, VA 24134.

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