On Saturday, January 31, 2004, JAMES M. EAKLE; beloved son of Ned and Agnes Eakle; loving companion of Hans Curnutte; devoted brother of Ned, Tim, Tom and Steve Eakle, Linda Schnell, Patty Sipocz and the late Judith Ann Eakle. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends on Wednesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M., at HARRY H. WITZKE FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 4112 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday 11 A.M. at Church of the Resurrection, Ellicott City. Interment following at Crestlawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Jim's name to AIDS Reasearch or Community Hospices, 4200 Wisconsin Avenue N. W., 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20016-2143.