Funeral services for Mrs. Eakes will be held Saturday, Aug. 31 at 2 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet with Bro. Darrell Duncan officiating. Interment will follow the service at Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Friday, Aug. 30 from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 31 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Mrs. Eakes, 85, of Mt. Juliet, was born Sept. 14, 1927 and entered into eternal rest on Aug. 28, 2013. She attended school in Mt. Juliet and was a member at Center Chapel church of Christ for 65-plus years. She worked for L&C/American General for 44-plus years. Carmene and her husband of 58 years, Raymond were part owners in Freeman Music & Loan in Nashville.
Carmene was preceded in death by husband, Raymond Richard Eakes; parents, Grady and Rebecca Hight; sister, Vally D. Lowman; and nieces, Becky Tayes and Kay Hart.
She is survived by sister, Lounett Hight Tayes; nieces and nephews, Jeff (Angelia) Tayes, Joey Tayes, Tony Tayes, Lisa (Joe) Low, Faye (Harold) Anderson and Ann Jackson; great-nieces and great-nephews, Steve Tayes, Scottie Tayes, Latisha (Blake) Hall, Annette Tayes, Whitney Low, Brad Anderson, Grady Anderson, Al Anderson, Kain Hailey, Micah Hailey, Lyric Johnson and several other nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be John Hiter, Alan Graves, Joe Low, Harold Anderson, Steve Tayes, Scottie Tayes, Blake Hall and Gary Jackson. Honorary pallbearers are: Stan Eakes, Al Anderson, Brad Anderson, Grady Anderson, Mitchell Smith, Ronnie Bond, Buddy Crunk, several other nephews and all the Elders at Center Chapel.