Fain Allen Eaton, Sr

Born: Thu., Apr. 22, 1920
Died: Sun., Oct. 29, 2006

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Fain Allen Eaton, Sr., age 86, of Greensboro, Georgia, died Sunday, October 29, 2006 at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He was born April 22, 1920 in Gordon County, Georgia to the late James Heard Eaton and Jessie Dodd Eaton. He graduated from Sparta High School. After high school he joined the United States Coast Guard and served his country during World War II in the Pacific Theater. He ran the Gulf Service Station and Standard Oil Company in Greensboro. Most of his working career he sold insurance with Gulf Life and retired in 1986. Fain was a loyal member of the First Baptist Church of Greensboro. He served on numerous committees, taught Sunday School for years and most recently was a member of Agape Sunday School Class where he was the teacher. He was a member of the Golden Tones and the San Marino Lodge #34 where he served as the past Worshipful Master. Fain enjoyed caning and gardening and spent much of his time helping others.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Greene Eaton, in June of 1994; and brothers, Charles W. Eaton, Jack Eaton, Harold Eaton and Horace Eaton. He is survived by a son, Fain Allen Eaton, Jr. and wife Rhonda of White Plains, GA; two daughters, Cathy E. Welch and husband Ernie of Monroe, GA and Becky E. Mitchell and husband David of Juliette, GA; two sisters, Mabel E. Leach of Greensboro, GA and Elizabeth E. Moore of Greensboro, GA; three grandchildren, Jessica Lashley of Albany, GA, Kim Jones and husband Jimmy of Albany, GA and Cynthia Cunningham and husband Chad of Villa Rica, GA; three great grandchildren, India Lashley, Emily Lashley and Jamie Jones; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, October 31, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Greensboro with Rev. Michael Hardy and Rev. Dr. Norman Waldrip officiating. Interment will be at Greenview Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Jimmy Moore, Kenneth Moore, Ricky Moore, Tom Leach, Ennis Eaton, Zack Moore and Chris Leach. Honorary pallbearers are the members of San Marino Lodge #34. The family will receive friends at the First Baptist Church Tuesday, from 1:00 p.m. until time for the service. The family requests that any memorials be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 203 South Main Street, Greensboro, GA 30642. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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Janet Copelan Hallman
   Posted Mon October 30, 2006
To Allen and Rhonda, We are so sorry to hear of your father and father-in-law's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Janet, David, Josh and Robert

J. Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Mon October 30, 2006
May we remember your family in our prayers during this time of our loss.

Cathy D Smith
   Posted Tue October 31, 2006
My deepest condolences to the family. You are in my prayers. May God Bless you. Cathy Duvall Smith

Ricky Sellers
   Posted Tue October 31, 2006
Sorry we can't be with you. Vicki, the Girls and I are sadden by the news. We all will miss him but cherish the time we spent with Mr. Fain GOD Bless Ricky and Vicki Sellers

June (Akins) Franck
   Posted Tue October 31, 2006
Our love, prayers, and sympathy go out to each of you this day as you gather to celebrate the life of your dad - he has made such a tremendous impact in the lives of so many people who has taught in his class and has taught by the way he lived his faith each day. Our prayers are with you. Christine and Jean Akins and June Franck

Susan Farrar
   Posted Tue October 31, 2006
Cathy, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love you. Susan Farrar

Sandra Roper
   Posted Tue October 31, 2006
Fain was a wonderful person and served our Lord well here on earth. He will be greatly missed by many, but he is now reunited with Hazel in their heavenly home. I had the uttermost respect for this fine man. Sandra Roper

Cheryl Gentry
   Posted Tue October 31, 2006
Cathy, I was so sorry to hear about the death of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

   Posted Tue October 31, 2006
My condonlences to Fain's famly. He will be membered as a person of the highest caliber.