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 Wagener Mr. Haywood Bernard Eagerton, Sr., 89, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, December 7, 2011.

Mr. Eagerton is survived by his wife of 69 years, Hazel Ruth Blair Eagerton, children; Bernard (Ann) Eagerton, Jr., Marilyn (Olin) Hutto, Sue E. Richbourg, Billy Eagerton, and Karen (Bill, IV) Frye, 15 grandchildren, and 22 great grandchildren. Our father will be remembered as loving, kind, generous and a follower of the Lord. His witness was an inspiration and example for all.

Mr. Eagerton was born in Tinnille, AL the son of the late William Woodrow and Callie Estell Henderson Eagerton. He was also predeceased by sisters; Mary Lois Davenport, Hazel Carswell, Eloise Wildey and Beatrice Seamon, and brothers; Raymond Eagerton, Kyle Eagerton, R. C. Eagerton and Ernest Eagerton.

Mr. Eagerton was a WWII veteran of the U. S. Army 82nd Airborne. He was a member of Bethcar Baptist Church where he served as Sunday School Teacher, Deacon, and R. A. Leader. Mr. Eagerton worked 17 years at Atlantic Coastline RR, maintenance at Mattie C. Hall, and retired from SC WMU, and then worked 7 years for Aiken Co. Recycling.

Visitation will be Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Wagener Chapel of Blizzard Funeral Home, 163 Main St. South, Wagener, SC. The Funeral Service will be Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Bethcar Baptist Church with the Rev. Chris Addy officiating. Mr. Eagerton will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service for viewing. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethcar Baptist Church Missions at . An online register is available at P.O. Box 546, Wagener, SC 29164.

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