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Shirley Darlene Eakin



Shirley Darlene Duffel Eakin, age 73, of Marion, North Carolina, passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2020.  A native of White County, Arkansas, she was born on November 27, 1946 to the late William Duffel, Jr. and Eva Ham Pringle. 


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Edward Eakin, who passed away September of 2012.


In 1977, Shirley became a registered nurse where she proudly continued up until her health began to decline.


A graveside service will be held at Nealsville Church of God Cemetery in Glenwood at a later date. 





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Ms. Darlene was a sweet and interesting lady. She would share some of her life stories and experiences and I would hang on her words. She loved to camp and hike and spent years as a traveling nurse and love to explore new places in her travels. I felt blessed to listen to her stories and hear some interesting tidbits on things she had experienced in her travels all over the US. Ive only known her for three years but I will hold our memories close to my heart. She will be missed. RIP Ms. Darlene

Christi johnson Oct 30 2020 12:00 AM

Please know that the staff of Hospice of the Carolina Foothills is lifting you up in this difficult time.

Debra Brown
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Debra Brown Oct 29 2020 12:00 AM

She was a very loving caring person we were blessed to have her in our lives she is going to be greatly missed we loved her greatly.

Julie Riddle Oct 24 2020 12:00 AM

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