08/12/05 — EDGAR J. EATMAN

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Died Aug. 11, 2005

Wayne County native

GREENVILLE -- Edgar Jackson "E.J." Eatman, 83, died Thursday.

The funeral will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at Wilkerson Funeral Chapel. Entombment, with Masonic rites, will follow at the mausoleum at Pinewood Memorial Park.

Mr. Eatman was a native of Wayne County. He spent his early life in the Fremont community and was a graduate of Fremont High School. He served in the United States Army during World War II in the European Theatre. A resident of Greenville since 1948, he was employed with Carolina Telephone Company (Sprint) for 45 years, serving various towns in North Carolina and retiring in 1986.

Mr. Eatman was a member and past master of Crown Point Masonic Lodge #708 A.F.&A.M., and was also a member of the Sudan Temple of New Bern and the Pitt County Shrine Club. He was a member of St. James United Methodist Church.

Mr. Eatman was preceded in death by his mother, Saddie Wooten Eatman; and his father, Frank Eatman.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Florence Bland Eatman; two sons, James P. Eatman of Milwaukee, Wisc., and Edgar J. Eatman Jr. of Chapel Hill; two nieces, Phyllis Edmundson and Deborah Marm, both of Fremont; and one nephew, Stephen Yelverton of Washington, D.C.

The family will receive friends this evening 6 until 7:30 at Wilkerson Funeral Home.

Flowers are welcome or memorial donation may be made to United Cerebral Palsy, 1101 SE Greenville Blvd., Greenville, N.C., 27858; or to the Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children, c/o Sudan Temple, P.O. Box 490, New Bern, N.C., 28563; or to the charity of the donor's choice.


Published in Obituaries on August 12, 2005 1:57 PM