The Union Recorder


May 31, 2013

Marie Evans

MILLEDGEVILLE — Mrs. Marie " Flossie" Evans of 124 Hall S. Road, Eatonton, departed this life Sunday, May 26, 2013 at her residence.

She was born to the union of Mrs. Lishie Grimes and Marion “Lil Boy” Humphries Grimes, and was the granddaughter of a well-known midwife, Mrs. Eliza Humphries.

She attended Butler-Baker School, graduating in 1960. At an early age, she joined Ebenezer Baptist Church. She later changed her membership to God of Peace Ministries, and served faithfully until her health failed.

On June 20, 1959 she married the love of her life, Mr. Willie Frank Evans Sr. who preceded her in death. To this union three children were born who loved and cherished her.

In 1975, she became a loyal employee of Putnam General Hospital. She was also employed by Putnam County Board of Education in the Transportation Department.

“Flossie” as she was affectionately called by family and friends was a faithful member of the Love and Peace Club for many years. She was well loved by all.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters and brothers, Bertha Mae Evans, Dorothy Paul, Ophelia Hunter, Annie L. West, Minnie A. Andrews, Virginia Butts, Jimmy Lee Butts, Mary “Chip” Grimes, Katie Mae Little, Joe Louis Humphries, Johnnie Mae Davis and Lenora Humphries.

“Flossie” leaves to celebrate her life daughters, Lishea Tori Clemons (Jason), Edith Mathis, (Dwayne); son, Willie Frank Evans Jr. (Dan); grandchildren, Lagavious King, LaJuan Evans, Jason Clemons Jr., Marcel (Tonika) Clemons, Brittany Clemons; great-grandchildren, Jayden Clemons, Natavia Clemons; brother, Joseph Butler; aunts, Florine Gibbs, Frankie Brown; a loving and devoted niece, Elizabeth Ann (Sam) Crawford; special nieces, Dorothy (Jerry) Baynes, Alona Andrews, Trellis Calhoun, Karen Evans; two special nephews, Richard Hunter, Dmarcus Crawford; devoted sisters-in-law, Julia Mae Walker, Annie Forbes, Fannie Evans, Gaynell Banks, Janice Butler; brother-in-law, Eugene Evans; two loving brothers-in-law, Leon Mitchell, Melvin Smith; loving and devoted friends she loves like sisters, Elease Farley, Betty Thompkins, Lizzie Dunham, Julia Bell Harden; a host of nieces, nephews and friends.  

Funeral services will be held 4 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 100 Willie Bailey St., Eatonton, with the Rev. Matthew Dennis Jr., pastor, Pastor Michael Brown, as eulogist, and Minister Marzetta Dennis officiating. Burial will follow in Eastside Eatonton City Cemetery. Her remains will be placed in state in the church at 2:30 P.M. Saturday afternoon.

Services entrusted to Bernard's Family Funeral Care, LLC, 103 Willie Bailey Street, Eatonton, GA 31024, (706) 485-4494,


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