Frank D. Earles
July 24, 1933 – April 3, 2013
Mr. Frank D. Earles, 79, of Roanoke, AL, formerly of LaGrange, GA died Wednesday, April 03, 2013 at Hospice LaGrange.
Mr. Earles was born July 24, 1933 in Chambers County, AL, son of the late Avery Earles and Mary Glenn Earles. He was Methodist by faith and was employed with Eastern Airlines before retirement. Mr. Earles was a U.S. Air Force veteran where he served during the Korean War era. He was a member of the V.F.W., the Federal Order of the Police, and was a Mason. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wives, Sara Moncus Earles and Margaret Harris Earles and a son, Gary Charles Earles.
Survivors include his son, Steve Earles and his wife Cindy of Pine Mountain, GA; grandson, Nicholas Earles; great grandchildren, Claudia Earles and Taylor Earles; three sisters, Lena Allman and her husband Dewey of Jackson, GA, Sara Ann Peppers of West Point, GA, and Jean Earles of Lanett, AL; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The gathering of family and friends will be on Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary with graveside services immediately following in Shadowlawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the First Hispanic Church of LaGrange (formerly Unity Methodist Church), c/o Rosemont Baptist Church, 3794 Hamilton Road, LaGrange, GA 30241 or Bethel United Methodist Church, 1595 Webb Road, West Point, GA 31833 in memory of Mr. Frank D. Earles.
Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting www.shlagrange.com.
Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240 (706) 884-8636
- Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, April 6, 2013
- Graveside Service Saturday, April 6, 2013
Frank D. Earles
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Jamie Woods Fridy
April 23, 2013
Frank married my beautiful Mimal right before I was born. He was a grandfather to me. He was a wonderful man and an incredible husband to my grandmother. He cared for her and I will always be grateful to him. I remember when I was little he taught me how to drive the boat and let me wear his captain's hat. Always making us feel special each visit. He always greeted us with a warm smile waiting on our arrival in the driveway. He was a great joke teller and I adored that he had a funny story to share when he would see me. I am so sorry to have learned that he is gone, but I will always remember him fondly.
April 7, 2013
Steve, I am very sorry to learn of your dad's passing. Our time on this earth is fleeting. I pray that your memories will sustain you and that God hold you close.
William & Jessie Wright
April 6, 2013
Steve and Cindy, We are thinking and praying for you during this time. May God bless and keep you in his care.
William and Jessie Wright
April 5, 2013
Steve, Cindy and Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. We know he's in heaven with Sarah and the rest of the family having a good time. I remember the stories of him working in the sheriff's office, and of him driving the "get away car" for the newly weds in 1965, and the recent one refinishing Aunt Nora's table. Those were wonderful times. May the memories of your family comfort you in the days ahead. Love you all.
April 4, 2013
Steve, I am so sorry for your loss. As you well know, it is so hard losing a parent or any loved one. I have a lot of good memories of Frank. I don't know why but I never called him Uncle Frank. All of Mama's brothers and sisters were just always on a first name basis with me. I guess I just felt close to them and they were more like brothers and sisters or friends to me. Mama showed me a letter once that Grandmother had written to her in 1935 after she married. In it she said that Frank wanted her to come back home and live because he missed her so much. I know she did a lot to help take care of the other children since she was the oldest...and only 15 when she married. May God be with you in the weeks ahead and bring you peace. Love to you and your family. Sherry and Mike