Mr. Afton Gerald Eades, 88, of Strawberry, departed this life Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Strawberry.

He was born January 22, 1925 in Van Buren County, the son of William Henry and Eula Mae Eades. Mr. Eades spent most of his life farming. He was of the Pentecost faith and enjoyed going deer and coon hunting. Mr. Eades is preceded in death his parents; one son, Mike Eades; and one daughter, Shirley Elaine Ellison, mother of his eight children; Gearlene Harlan Eades, and his wife; Burnis McClain Eades. He leaves behind two sons, Larry Eades (Patsy) of Mena and Jerry Eades (Nancy) of Alicia; four daughters, Barbara Joan Bagwell (Johnny) of Strawberry, Judith Ann Dent (Jerry) of Jonesboro, Patty June Bagwell (Junior) of Strawberry, and Beverly Darlene Presley (David) of Jamestown; four brothers, William Eades, Lonnie Eades, Doyan Eades, and Wayne Eades; three sisters, Reba Thomas, Earnestine Eades, and Imogene Stout; seventeen grandchildren, thirty-seven great grandchildren and eight great – great grandchildren, and one adopted grandson; Caleb Lancaster. Graveside Services were 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at Coffeyville Cemetery. Friends visited at the funeral home Tuesday, September 10, 2013 from 12:30-1:30 p.m.. Arrangements provided by Dillinger Funeral Home.