Mabel Eaton Leach

Born: Wed., Mar. 20, 1918
Died: Wed., Mar. 7, 2012

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Mabel Eaton Leach, age 93, of Greensboro, GA, died Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at Boswell Parker Health and Rehabilitation in Greensboro. She was born on March 20, 1918 in Fairmount, GA to the late James Heard Eaton and Jessie Dodd Eaton. Mabel graduated from Sparta High School, and married Robert Lewis Leach on July 4, 1941. She was a homemaker for a number of years before going to work for the Sparta Garment Company. Mabel also worked for Crouse Brothers, and Lena Hy Garment Company. She retired in December of 1983. Mabel was a member of Liberty United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, and helped with Bible School. She loved reading, canning, quilting and camping.

Survivors include a daughter, Eloise Hopkins and husband Roger of Union Point, GA; a son, Thomas L. "Tom" Leach and wife Annette of Greensboro, GA; three grandchildren, Julie L. Etheridge and husband Phillip of Eatonton, GA, Heather L. Moon and husband Eugene of Greensboro, GA and Chris Leach and wife Stephanie of Greensboro, GA; six great grandchildren, Cassie Etheridge, Sarah Leach, Ben Leach, Stephanie Ann Hopkins, Cord Hopkins and Adam Hopkins; a great, great grandchild, Abigail Gardner; a sister, Elizabeth Eaton Moore of Greensboro, GA; two sisters-in-law, Coleen Eaton of Savannah, GA and Leora Leach of Greensboro, GA and a number of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years Robert Lewis Leach in July of 2004; a daughter, Judith L. "Judy" Leach in July of 2002; a grandson, Robbie Hopkins; and five brothers, Fain Eaton, Charles W. Eaton, Jack Eaton, Harold Eaton and Horace Eaton.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at McCommons Chapel with Rev. Edward A. Swehla officiating. Interment will follow at Greenview Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Greensboro, GA 30642. Serving as pallbearers are Richard Dingler, Phillip Etheridge, Adam Hopkins, Cord Hopkins, Chris Leach, and Eugene Moon. The family requests that any memorials be made to Liberty United Methodist Church, c/o Ann Smith, 2491 Shiloh Road, Greensboro, GA 30642 or American Cancer Society, 1684 Barnett Shoals Road, Athens, GA 30605. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until time for the service at the funeral home. The family very much appreciated the care Mrs. Mabel received from Boswell Parker. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Betty Jo Evans
   Posted Wed March 07, 2012
My deep sympathy to all the family. God Bless all of you. Betty Jo

Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Wed March 07, 2012
We are thinking of you and praying for you as you go through this difficult time.

Paige Hubbard
   Posted Wed March 07, 2012
I am so sorry to hear of Ms Mabel's passing. Eloise, Tom and family you are all on my thoughts and prayers. She was such a sweet, caring, and loving woman. She could manage to smile :) I know she will be greatly missed, but she is safe in the arms of Jesus. If there is anything that I can do please let me know. Deep sympathy, Brian, Paige, Justin and Phillip Hubbard

Jan & David Hallman
   Posted Wed March 07, 2012
Miss Eloise and family, So sorry to hear about Miss Mabel. She was a great lady. She will be greatly missed. Just know you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Jan and David Hallman, Josh and Robert

Annette & Robert Dowdy
   Posted Wed March 07, 2012
Eloise, Tom and family,we were so sorry to hear of your mother's death. Ms. Mabel was a wonderful person, who was loved by everyone who knew her.You have our deepest sympathy.

Jean Adriance
   Posted Wed March 07, 2012
So sorry for your loss,I am praying God will comfort you now and the days ahead.

Carlene Noggle
   Posted Wed March 07, 2012
I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. Please know that I am praying for the family. In deepest sympathy, Carlene Noggle

Marsha & Tommy Swann
   Posted Thu March 08, 2012
So sorry to hear about Ms. Mabel. We extend our sympathy to Eloise and Roger and Tom and Annette and the rest of the family who loved her so dearly. We continue our prayers for your family in the days ahead. May God be your comfort!

dianne finch mckinley
   Posted Thu March 08, 2012
my prayers are with the family for the loss of such a sweet lady

Donna'' Chris and Terry Merritt and Maizell Merritt
   Posted Thu March 08, 2012
We are so sorry to here of the passing of Ms.Mabel.God Bless Her.

Stuart and Susan Nichols
   Posted Thu March 08, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Elaine Campbell Carpenter
   Posted Fri March 09, 2012
Our sympathy goes out to all of the family and friends of Mrs. Leach. Rest in peace. Elaine Carpenter and Janice Campbell

Mary Eaton Dereske, Roger Dereske
   Posted Fri March 09, 2012
Sorry to hear of Aunt Mables passing. Wish we could be there with the family. May she rest in peace.

Faith Gunter
   Posted Sat March 10, 2012
I am sorry I wasn'nt there for you. I loved Mrs. Leach and I will miss her greatly. Sincerely, Faith

The Bonner''s
   Posted Sat March 10, 2012
So sorry for your loss keeping you in our thoughts & prayers !

Maner and Marjorie Ellenberg
   Posted Fri March 16, 2012
We have always loved Ms. Mabel. We enjoyed talking with her and "loved" to hear her laugh. She and Mr. Lewis had a wonderful home and helped so many people. All of you children have followed in their footsteps and are loved by all who know you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Gerrry white
   Posted Fri March 16, 2012
My sympathy is sent out to all who were honored to have known and loved this wonderful,wise woman.She will forever be with me as will my loving friend Judy who wrapped her arms around me in friendship the first day I met her and shared her wonderful mother with me.She became the mother I never had and I will cherish her love and comfort though out the rest of my life. Love to all, may you find comfort in Miss Mables love for all of you .. Gerry