Elaine E. Eager

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Mrs. Elaine E. Eager, 76, resident of Cartersville, GA passed away September 3, 2018. 

Elaine was born May 21, 1942 in Worcester, MA.  She was preceded in death by her parents Leopaul and Jeanette Snyder. 

After moving to Georgia in 1980, she married her late husband, Edward “Shorty” Eager; the man behind the banjo in whom she had great admiration. Together, with their band mates, “Elaine and Shorty & The Grass Kats” delighted bluegrass enthusiasts along the Eastern seaboard with their acclaimed, traditional sounds. Elaine was an accomplished singer, songwriter, guitarist and a founding member of the Southeast Bluegrass Association (SEBA).  In 2007, Elaine and her late husband were inducted into the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame.  Aside from her love for music, Elaine was an accomplished seamstress, a talented artist in plastic canvas and crocheted afghans.  After 11 years of service, she retired from the Paulding County Board of Education as a school bus driver. 

Elaine - wife, daughter, sister and mother - will be fondly remembered by her four children: Mike (Terry) Newberry of Canton, GA; Cheryl (Scott, fiancé) Newberry of Cartersville, GA; Dan (Pam) Newberry of Lilburn, GA; and Charley (Candice) Newberry of Cary, NC. She is also survived by eight grandchildren: Michael (Holly) Newberry, Heather Newberry, Amy (Carlos) Colon-Velez, Chris (Natalie) Newberry, Caroline Newberry, Addison Newberry, Reece Newberry, Jennifer Newberry and three great grandchildren Braden, Marina and Breanna. She will also be lovingly remembered by sister Louise (Jimmy) White; Nephews Gary, Robin, Jody, Steven, Scott, David; Special friends Bruce and Carol Simms, Terry and Kathy Thompson and Bert Crapps.  Elaine was preceded in death by sister Jeanne Allen, brother Richard Snyder and nephews Kevin Gourley & Kerry Drake. 

Elaine’s celebration of life will be held at Georgia Funeral Care, 4671 S. Main Street, Acworth, GA 30101 on September  8, 2018 at 11am. 

2 Comments To "Elaine E. Eager"

Cheryl Newberry On Sep 05 2018 at 7am
Oh Mom, how I will miss you and many countless hours, days, months, and years we've spent together. All of our board games, card, games and bingo, movie watching etc.. I held your frail hand, and sang to you Silver Wings as you loved for me to harmonize with you. I told you I was there, and how much I loved you and that we were going home now. I knew our paths would go in different direction's, but I will always love you and miss you Mom. Be happy, pain free, and spread your Silver Wings and watch over us kids. Your our Angel now. Rest in sweet peace Mom, your loving daughter, Cheryl Reply to this comment
Bernice Owens King On Sep 05 2018 at 7am
Cheryl, I am so sorry for you and your family's loss. May God Bless and help all of you through this sad time! Reply to this comment
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