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Edgar A. Pike

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ARLINGTON -- Funeral services for Edgar A. Pike were held at the Federated Church of East Arlington on Monday afternoon July 2, 2007. The service was con-celebrated by interim pastor, the Rev. George H. Hardy and the Rev. Steve Brewer, pastor of the East Lake Baptist Fellowship Church in Sorrento, Fla.

The eulogy was delivered by Mr. Pike’s daughter April Lampe, the Rev. Brewer offered the sermon entitled “The Anchor That Holds,” the organist was Mary Jo Deignan, special musical selections for the service included the congregational singing of “Eternal Father, Strong To Save,” Victory in Jesus” and “Softly and Tenderly.” The Rev. Brewer sang “Much Too High a Price.”

Serving as bearers were Thomas Pike, Gerald Pike, James Pike, Michael Pike, Ed Cameron and Robert Cameron. The service concluded with a recording of Mr. Pike singing “The Lord’s Prayer,” he was an accomplished singer and co-pastor of the East lake Baptist Fellowship Church.

Burial followed in the Pike family lot in Evergreen Cemetery with the Rev. Hardy and the Rev. Brewer offering the committal prayers.

Military honors for the 23 year career Navy veteran were provided by members of the United Sates Navy PS1 Kimberly Carr and MMI Colver Batties, the American flag was presented to Mr. Pike’s wife, Mary by PS1 Carr, taps were sounded by MMI Batties.

A memorial reception, hosted by the ladies of the church was held in the church’s Bailey Hall.

Mr. Pike, 69, formerly of Arlington and a resident of Apopka, Fla., died June 27, 2007, at the Florida Hospital in Altamonte Springs following a courageous battle with caner.

Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Arlington Chapel of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home.
Published in Bennington Banner on July 4, 2007
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