Vernice L. “Mann” Eason, Sr., 81, died Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital in Savannah. Mr. Eason was born Nov. 2, 1929 in Appling County to the late Hansel Lee Eason and the late Charity Martin Eason. He was a veteran of the United States Army and Air Force. Mr. Eason was a Pentecostal minister and was preceded in death by a son, Vernice L. Eason, Jr.
Survivors include his wife, Oline Eason of Baxley; two sons, Ernest Eason of Baxley and Ricky and Sabrina Eason of Louisville, KY; one daughter-in-law, Debbie Eason of Sarasota, Fla.; one sister, Gwendolyn Everett of Baxley; and seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29 in the chapel of Swain Funeral Home with the Revs. Andrew Kersey and Dennis Bryant officiating. Interment followed in Memorial Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Jamie Eason, Jeremy Eason, Justin Eason, Dustin Eason, Corky Thornton and Deryl Everett.
Honorary pallbearers were all friends in attendance.
In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the family.
Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.