Paul M. Eanes, Sr.
Service Company, 590th Regiment
106th Infantry Division

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Mr. Paul M. Eanes, Sr., formerly from Danville, VA passed away at his home on November 12, 2008.

Mr. Eanes was born in Sago, North Carolina, a son of the late Oscar Sterling Eanes and Rebecca Hankins Eanes. He had lived most of his life in Danville prior to moving to Greensboro to live in 2002. He had retired from the Western Southern Life Insurance Company in the mid 1980's. He was a graduate of Wentworth High School, Class of 1942.

Mr. Eanes joined the Army in March of 1943 where he was assigned to the 106 Infantry Division. He was sent overseas in early November of 1944 and fought in the Battle of the Bulge, where he was captured December 21, 1944. He was in three P.O.W. Camps until liberated April 27, 1944. Paul was honorably discharged on November 21, 1945 as a Sergeant, having earned several medals including the Purple Heart. On July 7, 1944 he was married Lois Westbrook Eanes, who survives of the residence. He had served as an officer in the Elks of Danville and he was an avid Country Music and NASCAR fan.

Paul is survived by his wife of 64 years, Lois Westbrook Eanes of the residence, one daughter Gail McGuire of Willow Springs, NC, one son Paul M. Eanes Jr, and wife Martha of Greensboro, NC, five grandchildren Matthew and John McGuire, Joshua, Marianne and Paige Eanes and his extended family of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased in death by brothers Eugene, Forest, George and Ernest Eanes and sisters Minnie Payne and Nannie Kendrick.

A Celebration of life visitation will be held on Friday, November 14, 2008 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Wrenn-Yeatts Westover Chapel in Danville, Va. Funeral Services will be conducted 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 15, 2008 from the Wrenn-Yeatts Westover Chapel with Interment to follow in Highland Burial Park. Wrenn-Yeatts Funeral Homes and Cremation Services Westover Chapel is respectfully serving the Eanes Family.

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James D. West