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Nina Faye Eakins

May 12, 1937 — June 22, 2014

Nina Faye Eakins, of Groesbeck, passed away at Hillcrest Medical Center in Waco on Sunday, June 22, 2014, following a lengthy illness. She was 77. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 P.M. on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Fort Parker Memorial Park, with Rev. Darryl Hatley officiating. Nina Faye was born May 12, 1937 to Johnny Crocker and Ruby (Phillips) Crocker. She lived in the Dallas area as a young person, and also spent alot of time in Groesbeck with her grandparents, Frank and Nina Phillips. As a young lady, she was employed as a seamstress at Neiman Marcus in Dallas. After meeting George W. Eakins, they were united in marriage and made their home in Groesbeck. In addition to raising her children, Nina Faye worked again as a seamstress for Vogel Sewing Factory and later worked for Hobbs Bonded Fibers in Mexia and Waco until retiring. Nina Faye was a Baptist, and recently was saved. She had begun to enjoy reading later in her life. However, her grandchildren and great grandchildren were the pride of her life and she loved having them with her. Nina Faye was preceded in death by her father, Johnny Crocker; her mother, Ruby Beckwith; her step-father, Leo Beckwith; her husband George W. Eakins; and her son, George R. Eakins. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Karon and Barry Woolet of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas; her son and daughter-in-law, David and Tammy Eakins of Cedar Park; and son and daughter-in-law James G. and Gwyn Eakins of Groesbeck; also five grandchildren and their spouses: Keri McCuistion, Keith and Lillian McCuistion, Kevin and Taylor Eakins, Judd Eakins, and Joshua and Ashley Eakins; four step-grandchildren and their spouses: Keyl and Cara Woolet, Colin Woolet, Joe and Krystal Pechacek, and Max Pechacek. She had three special young great grandchildren who visited her often and brought many smiles and happiness in her heart: Chloey, Madison, and Karson; she dearly loved all nine of her great grandchildren. She also leaves behind two sisters and brothers-in-law Susie and Brad Stine and Julie and Bill Ward, of Oklahoma; and several special nieces and nephews.
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