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OBITUARIES July 28, 2017

7/17/2017 12:29:00 PM
Eli Deaton, 78, Adams Family Funeral Home

Eli Deaton, 78, sang the gospel in 'Sons of Faith'

Eli "Sammy" Deaton, 78, of Crothersville died at 1:05 a.m. Saturday, July 15, 2017, at Seymour Crossing in Seymour.

Pastor Kelly Reed will conduct the funeral services at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at Adams Family Funeral Home in Crothersville with burial at Uniontown Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 17, 2017, and after 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at the funeral home.

Mr. Deaton retired from Panasote and was a member of Victory Tabernacle Church in Uniontown. He loved gardening and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He sang in the gospel band "Sons of Faith," played several different instruments and recorded an album.

Born September 7, 1938, in Perry County, Kentucky, Mr. Deaton was the son of Estill and Mary Brewer Deaton. On February 12, 1979, in Seymour he married Phyllis Jaynes Deaton, who survives in Crothersville.

Other survivors include a son, Ervin Wayne Deaton of Crothersville; stepdaughter, Cheryl (Dave) Helton of Seymour; granddaughters, Katelin and Kaylee Deaton, both of Kurtz; step-grandchildren, Rhonda Gibson of Sellersburg, Ryan Wilbur of Japan, Shawna Coomer of Austin, and Amber Wilbur of Seymour; sister, Anna Mae Deaton of Retreat; brothers, Bill (Jessie) Deaton of Uniontown, Chester Deaton of Reddington, and Jerry (Clara) Deaton of Bedford.

Mr. Deaton was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Leonard and Earl Deaton; sister, Hazel Prewitt; and stepson, Greg Wilbur.

Expressions of sympathy may be given to the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.

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