Bertha Dell Dickenson Eaton, age 88, of Spartanburg, S.C., formerly of Pembroke, KY, passed away at 10:30 PM on Friday, June 8, 2018, at Spartanburg Medical Center of natural causes. Funeral Services will be at 2:30 PM on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at Maddux-Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home with Mr. Carl Suddeath officiating and burial to follow in Rosedale Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at Maddux-Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home.
Dell was born in Christian County on February 28, 1930, to the later Reuben Dabney Dickerson II and Julia Della Hopson Dickenson. In her earlier years, she worked for her husband drafting for his surveying business and later in life worked for the Federal Government and the IRS as an administrative assistant. She was an enthusiastic member of West Fork Homemaker’s Club of Pembroke and an avid quilter, especially with her sister Anna. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ, first at Little River Church of Christ in Christian County and then at Pembroke Church of Christ since it was formed in 1961. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Fulton Ray Eaton in 1965; her brother, Reuben Dabney Dickenson III; her two sisters, Arlene Taylor and Anna Lowe.
Survivors include two sons, Dr. Coy Lynn Eaton and his wife Patti of Spartanburg S.C., Boyce Ray Eaton of Hopkinsville, KY; two daughters, Donna Kaye Curtis and her husband Dave of St. Simons Island, GA, Connie Dillingham and her husband Phil of Nashville, TN; eight grandchildren, Eric Eaton and his wife Lindley, Mary Elizabeth Eaton, Katherine Dell Eaton, Noah Smith Dillingham, Nathan Eaton Dillingham, Hope Alexandra Dillingham, Samantha Ray Eaton, and Anna Marie Eaton; and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to a charity of your choice.