CHARLESTON - Duane Guy Eastman, 70, died at 11:15 a.m. Feb. 27, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born Aug. 24, 1935, in Marion, Ill., to the late Donald G. and Emma LaBotte Eastman, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County and owned Eastman's Decorating and Framing in Sikeston. A member of the First Baptist Church in Charleston, he was also a member of the Charleston Masonic Lodge, the Shriners and was a 32nd Degree Mason, former mayor of the city of Charleston and past president of the Charleston Lions Club.
On June 26 1954, he married Betty LaVerne Allen who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Mark Adams of Jackson; a grandson whom he reared, Carter Adams of Charleston; five grandchildren, Garrison, Ginnifer and Gretchen Eastman of Charleston, and Lauren Eastman of Lincoln, Neb., and Victoria Adams of Jackson; one brother, Horace Eastman of Jackson; three sisters, Donnetta McCabe of Yountville, Calif., Sue Kayler of China and Earlene Eastman of Marion, Ill.; and two great-grandchildren, Faith and Kaylen Adams of Charleston.
Two sons, Barry Guy Eastman and Duane Kent Eastman, preceded him in death.
Visitation begins at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie, with Masonic rites to be conducted at 7 p.m. by the Charleston Masonic Lodge. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby Chapel with Michael Brewer officiating.
Burial will follow in the East Prairie Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Jeff Byrge, Michael Woods, Garrison Eastman, Carter Adams, Dustin Woods, Ray Bell, Lee McCann and Devin Dormeyer.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Norman Woods, Wallace Reeves, Raymond Ellis, Carl Asa, Barney Reeves, Jack Farmer, Alfred Baker, Steve Taylor, Ken Stallings, Jack Chapman, Gus Baltrusaitis, Richard Bell, Swayne Byrd, Donnie Sams, John Latimore, Mike Tidwell and Bob Boyer.