Martha “Maxine” Eanes Kennedy, 87, of Granite Falls, North Carolina, formerly of Hemphill, entered her eternal life on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 with her children by her side at Hickory Falls Health and Rehab in Granite Falls. She was born November 10, 1932 in Hemphill she was the daughter of the late Ella Smith Profitt and Walter Conley Profitt.
Maxine was a former cook at Welch Emergency Hospital and a CNA, and she was of the Pentecostal faith.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two husbands, Fitzhugh Eanes and Otis Kennedy; one son Raymond Lee Eanes; one brother, Walter C. Profitt Jr.; four sisters, Vera Thompson, Josie Eanes, Sylvia Burchett, Shirley Stowe.
Those left to cherish her memories are two sons, Thomas Eanes (Belinda Vance) of Lenoir, NC and Gregory Eanes of Beckley, WV; one daughter, Judy Pauley and husband Dennis of Williamsburg, VA; one sister, Leatha Pietron of Pittsburgh, PA; eight grandchildren, Andria Eanes, Samuel Eanes, Rebecca Pauley, Christina Pauley, Caleb Eanes, Gregory Eanes Jr., Bradley Eanes, and Brittini Whittaker and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Private Graveside Services will be conducted Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 2:00 PM from the Iaeger Memorial Cemetery in Roderfield with Reverend Darrell Long officiating. Burial will follow in the cemetery.
The Douglas Mortuary in Welch is assisting the Kennedy family. Online condolences may be sent to the family at