Interment followed in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Her pallbearers were her family and friends.
Lula passed away Tuesday evening, April 8, 2008 at The Palace in Red Boiling Springs, Tenn.
She was born December 14, 1914 in Jackson County, Tenn., the daughter of the late Andrew and Lizzie Johnson Evans. She was married to Loyal Eakle, who preceded her in death on November 17, 2003. Besides her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by her daughters, Amidean Eakle and Ruthie Butler, her son, Eugene Eakle, sisters, Mae McCarter, Inez Caruthers, Marie Hudson and brothers, Dumas, Grover and Robert Evans. She was a former Cook for the Donoho Hotel and the former Palace Hotel in Red Boiling Springs, Tenn.
Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law, Christine and Louie Kirby, Hendersonville, Tenn., sons and daughters-in-law; Ralph and Clara Eakle, Lafayette, Tenn., Tommy and Frances Eakle, Metcalf, Ill., sisters; Josey McCarter, Hartsville, Tenn., Maudie Kirby, Red Boiling Springs, Tenn., 13 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and 27 great-great-grandchildren.