Funeral services for Ms. Alma L. Peebles Eakes were held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at John E. Stephens Chapel with Rev. John Stephens officiating. Interment was in Cedar Lawn Cemetery. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services was in charge of local arrangements.

Ms. Eakes, formerly of Philadelphia went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 26, 2013.

She was preceded in death by a son, Robert L. Eakes; her parents, Roberta Ray and Claude Peebles Sr.; four brothers, James, Cecil, Edward, and Daniel; five sisters, Hazel Ladd, Jay Carter, Jane Carter, Pauline Smith, and Dorothy Brantley Harris; her former husband, Gipson Eakes; and a son in law Terry Dallas.

Survivors include two sons, Steve Eakes (Carolyn) and Eric Eakes (Cathy); a daughter, Virginia "Ginny" Dallas; 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; two brothers, Claude Peebles Jr. and Henry Ford Peebles; and three sisters, Otazell Adams, Velma Morris and Zelma Henley.