March 20, 2013

Linda Beth Eaton

— Mrs. Linda Beth Eaton, 69, of Calhoun, and formerly of McGraw, N.Y., departed this life Tuesday afternoon, March 19, 2013, in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loving family.

Linda was born Feb. 5, 1944, in Cortland, N.Y., a daughter of the late Lawrence David and Elva Mae Forney Winfield. She was also preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Ella Grace Cochran and her sister, Sharon Bordwell.

Linda was a florist by trade and worked many years at Owen Florist. She was a graduate of McGraw High School in McGraw, N.Y.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Gary Eaton of the residence; sons and daughters-in-law, Todd and Christine Eaton, Jeffrey and Virginia Eaton, Kevin Eaton; daughter, Valerie Achord, all of Calhoun; grandchildren, Brittany Cochran, Brandon Eaton, Blake Eaton, Bryant Eaton, Kyle Eaton, Cameron Burchett, Ashley Cudd, Tabitha Breeding, Tyler Luck, Isabella Eaton and Garren Achord; great-grandchildren whom she called the diamonds of her heart, Daelynn Cochran, Caden Eaton, Audrey Eaton, Noah Eaton, Branson Cochran and Keaton Achord; brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry and Nancy Winfield of Eatonton, David and Cathy Winfield of Syracuse, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to say a special “Thanks” to the nurses and staff of SolAmor Hospice.

Services to celebrate the life of Mrs. Linda Beth Eaton will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at Ponders Calhoun Chapel with the Rev. Jason Parker, the Rev. Eddie Brannon and her brother, Larry Winfield officiating.

Entombment will be at Haven of Rest Memorial Park with Brandon Eaton, Blake Eaton, Bryant Eaton, Garren Achord, Corey Cochran and Kyle Eaton serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Ryan Winfield, Jody Winfield, Neal Hooper and Paul Hooper.

The family will receive friends at Ponders Calhoun Chapel Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and after 1 p.m. Saturday until the service hour.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Arrangements are by Ponders Calhoun Chapel, Highway 41 North, Calhoun; (706) 625-7577.