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Cora Lee Eaves

August 6, 1918 — March 6, 2016

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Cora Lee McNeely Eaves

Wrens, GA  –              Cora Lee McNeely Eaves, 97, loving wife of the late Calhoun Franklin Eaves, Jr.,   entered into her eternal rest Sunday night, March 6, 2016 at Pruitt Health Old Capitol in Louisville. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday morning, March 11, 2016 in the Ebenezer Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church with Reverend Carl Geisik officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Cora Lee will lie-in-state at the church one hour prior to services.

A lifelong resident of Jefferson County, Cora Lee was one of two children born to the late Mary Louise Burke McNeely and the late Clyde Jasper McNeely.  She served her Lord actively until her health declined at Ebenezer ARP Church and was their oldest member.  Being a great cook and homemaker, she loved taking care of her family and spending time with them. She was a huge Braves fan—she watched every televised game, and her greatest thrill was being able to attend games at the stadium in Atlanta.  A survivor with a feisty attitude, Cora Lee’s faith sustained her throughout her many earthly trials.  She is now at peace.

Cora Lee is also preceded in death by her daughter, Virginia Dare Eaves Carpenter; her son, Edward Pierce Eaves; and her brother, Ollie Jasper McNeely.  Surviviors include her children, Coleman Harris Eaves and Anita Kaye Eaves Trujillo; three grandchildren, Christopher Loudon Trujillo of Albuquerque NM, Michael Trujillo of Oakland CA,  and Kimberly Dawn Carpenter of Griffin; and three nephews, Billy McNeely of Waynesboro, Charles McNeely of Goose Creek SC and Jimmy McNeely of Goose Creek SC.  Serving as pallbearers will be Gordon Burke, Jimmy Burke, Jimmy Clark, Alton Dye, Gary Dye and Charles McNeely.

The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Thursday evening, March 10, 2016.


Come With Me

The Lord saw you getting tired
And a cure was not to be
So He put His arms around you
And whispered, “Come with me.”
With tearful eyes, we watched you suffer
And saw you fade away.
Although we loved you dearly,
We could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
A beautiful smile at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove
He only takes the best.
It’s lonesome here without you—
We miss you so each day.
Our lives aren’t the same
Since you went away.
When days are sad and lonely,
And everything goes wrong,
We seem to hear you whisper,
“Cheer up and carry on.”
Each time we see your picture,
You seem to smile and say,
“Don’t cry.  I’m in God’s keeping.
We’ll meet again someday.”

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