Ruth Marlene Hale Eaton, of LaGrange, passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018 at the WellStar West Georgia Hospice. She was born on April 30, 1934 to the late, Loyd Hale and Effie Knott Hale. She worked for Mansours as a switchboard operator. She also had a daycare in her home for many years and was a member of Franklin Road Baptist Church. Mrs. Eaton loved arts and crafts, gardening, and spending time with her family. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Eaton Sr.; grandson, Andy Yarbrough; sister, Dorothy Washington.
Survivors include her daughters, Belinda Thompson (LaVaughn), Cynthia Sims (Carl); son, Douglas Eaton (Dana); brother, L.C. Hale (Shirley); grandchildren, Bryan Griffin (Bette), Michael Griffin, Paige Clifton, Bobby Sims (Leola), Katie Brackett, Emily Adams, Kaitlin Eaton; great grandchildren, Lane Griffin, Mackenzie Griffin, Kadence Griffin, Carson Griffin, Hayden Griffin, Hannah Clifton, Jackson Brackett, Sloane Sims, Baylor Adams, Easton Adams; several nieces and nephews; extended family and friends.
The family will have visitation from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the Higgins LaGrange Chapel. Funeral service will be held the following day in our chapel starting at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 11, 2018 with Rev. Andy Buchanan officiating. The family will greet friends and family after the service. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the WellStar West Georgia Hospice.