Tue Jul 5, 2022

Vara Lee Simmons Eastman

Whiteville

Vara Lee Simmons Eastman, 83, died Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at the Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro. She was the daughter of the late Alpha Roosevelt and Edith Register Simmons. She was also preceded in death by one son, Terry Eastman; and siblings, Sadie Long, Pete Simmons, Levi Simmons, Annie Simmons and Esther Simmons.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 23  at Worthington Funeral Home in Chadbourn. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 24 in the Hosea Simmons Family Cemetery in Whiteville with Rev. Leon Simmons officiating.

She is survived by her husband, George Leroy Eastman of the home; one daughter, Edith E. Grant of Goldsboro, two sons, Ben Eastman of Chesapeake, Va. and Steve Eastman of Goldsboro; three adopted children, Ann Maynard of Leland, Vickie Eastman of Charleston, S.C. and Shirley Goff of Freemont; two brothers, Roy Roger Simmons of Whiteville and Leon Simmons of Lexington; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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