68, Oneonta, died at home Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011. Mrs. Eakes was wife of Bennie Joe Eakes and daughter of the late Luther and Bertha Lee Moore Butler. She was also predeceased by brother Billy Butler.

Surviving besides her husband are daughter Debbie Lynne ( James) Crane, Trussville; son Kenneth Barkley Summerford, Huntsville; grandchildren Nikki Nix, Cullman, and Joey Cobb, Gardendale; great-grandchildren Morgan Alexis and Jaxson Miles Carter of Cullman; and sisters Bonnie Pitts, Cullman, and Betty Joyce Roode, Oneonta.

Lemley Funeral Home conducted the direct cremation.