Margaret Prycer Eakin, 94 years old, passed away February 27, 2010 at her home in Timpson, Tx. surrounded by her family. The family will welcome friends and loved ones on Monday, March 1st, to the rosary and visitation at Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Services will be held at St. Mary Epiphany Catholic Mission, Timpson, on Tuesday, March 2nd, at 10:00am. The requiem mass will be celebrated by Father Jose Luis, Father Dev., and Father Basil. Burial will follow in Corinth Cemetery, Timpson.
Mrs. Eakin was born on October 25, 1915 in Ragley, Tx. to Andy & Minnie Beasley Prycer. She was a member of St. Mary Epiphany Catholic Mission Church.
She is preceded in death by her husband, J. Herbert Eakin. She is survived by:
Son, John Prycer Eakin and Bootsie Eakin of Lufkin, Tx.
Daughter, Rebecca Eakin Simmons and husband, John Earl of Freeport, Tx.
Daughter, Janeice Eakin Carrington and Billy Carrington of Timpson, Tx.
Son, Tony Eakin and wife, Maureen of Terrell, Tx.
Son, Gregory Eakin and wife, Nancy of Longview, Tx.
Daughter, Monica Eakin Fitzgerald and husband, Brad of Timpson, Tx.
11 Grandchildren, 16 Great Grandchildren
Sister, Lettie Prycer Crausby and husband, Howard of Artesia, New Mexico.
Sister-in-law, Gloria Stilley Eakin of Kingwood, Tx.
Pallbearers (Grandsons): Joe Carrington, Bubba Carrington, Troy Eakin, Eric Simmons, Chris Carrington,
John Paul Packard, Luke Packard, and James Eakin
Honorary Pallbearers: Margie Massey, Junior Sparks
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the John Herbert & Margaret Eakin Memorial Scholarship Fund at Texas State Bank of Timpson and St. Mary Epiphany Catholic Mission Church building fund in care of Janeice Carrington of Timpson, Tx.
Margaret Prycer Eakin was one of 11 children born to Andy & Minnie Beasley Prycer. She attended boarding school at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Marshall, Tx. She later moved to Jacksonville, Tx. where she graduated high school and assisted her mother in running the Prycer Dairy. Her mother moved the family to Timpson, where Margaret met the man she would marry, John Herbert Eakin. The two were married December 24, 1936 in Nacogdoches, Tx. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The couple celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary in 1997. Margaret was a wife, mother, grandmother, and worked many years at Timpson ISD as a teacher’s aide and librarian. She enjoyed traveling, sewing, crocheting, was an avid reader, hosting family reunions, and collecting red dishes.
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