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Leon W. Earnest, Jr., age 97, of Varnell, passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Hamilton Medical Center.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Pauline Earnest; sons, Jerry Earnest and Herman Earnest; father, Leon W. Earnest, Sr. and mother, Florence Belle Godfrey Earnest. He was a member of Union Baptist Church in Cleveland, TN
Survivors include his daughter, Wanda Miller Stewart of Varnell; son and daughter-in-law, George and Linda Earnest of Cohutta; sister-in-law, Mildred Madison of Cleveland; grandchildren, Jeff Earnest, Mark Earnest, Felicia Miller Keith, Derek Miller and Wendy Earnest Collins; great grandchildren; Trent and Ava Collins, Alyssa Earnest, Annastasia Earnest Craft, Audrey Earnest, Skyler Vaughn King, Sydney Vaughn, Abbi Keith, Bevan Miller, Byshop Miller and Cole Phillips; several great great grandchildren.
The funeral service will be help at Varnell Baptist Church on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Bret Bellamy officiating.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 5:00 until 9:00 pm. Burial will be at Sugar Creek Cemetery in Cleveland, TN. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions to Varnell Baptist Church Missions. You may leave the family a message on the tribute wall at wwwjulianpeeples.com
Funeral arrangements are by Julian Peeples Funeral Home, Dalton. For more information, call 706-259-7455.
Published on February 2, 2018
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