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Obituary of John Merriotte Eaves

John Merriotte Eaves, 70, husband of Josephine Burgess Eaves, died Sunday, February 9, 2020, at his home. Born October 14, 1949, a lifelong resident of Sumter, South Carolina, he was the son of the late James M. Eaves and the late Johnnie Mae Floyd Eaves. John was a graduate of The Citadel and a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church. He retired from the Sumter County Assessor’s Office. He is survived by his wife of Sumter; two brothers, James M. Eaves (Gaye) of Sumter and Ronald F. Eaves (Tammy) of Myrtle Beach; a special sister-in-law, Jane Burgess Richardson of Summerton; and five nieces and nephews. Memorial Services will be held at 11 A.M. Tuesday in the Chapel of the Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home with Rev. Dearld Sterling officiating. Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.sumterfunerals.com Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.