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Obituaries

October 6, 2012

Evelyn Birchall DeFors

MILLEDGEVILLE — Evelyn Birchall DeFors was born in Ann Arbor, Mich. She spent her early years in Plymouth, Mich., graduating from Plymouth High School. She attended Hillsdale College and the University of Eastern Michigan where she received her B.S. in early childhood education. She returned to school and studied at the University of Michigan and Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville. She ultimately received her master’s degree in Remedial Reading from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania. She taught in the Marietta School System, Peabody Laboratory School of Georgia College & State University and remedial reading with the Catholic Diocese of Bucks County, Pa. She was a devoted teacher and lifelong learner who was loved and appreciated by many students.

She married John (Jack) Birchall of Plymouth, Mich., and lived in Atlanta while he completed his degree in ceramic engineering from Georgia Tech. After graduation, the couple moved to Milledgeville where they resided for more than 20 years. After the death of Jack in 1978, she returned to Savannah. In 1998, she married Joseph DeFors of Ann Arbor, Mich. They resided in Savannah and Wilmington, N.C., until Joseph’s death in 2005 when she moved to her current residence in Jasper.

She was a member of St. John’s Church, of Pi Beta Phi Sorority, the Retired Officers Wives Club at Hunter Air Force Base, the Huntington Club of Savannah, the National Reading Association of PA, the Retired Teachers Association and garden clubs. She volunteered for many community projects and activities.

She is survived by one sister, Fern Hannah of South Lyon, Mich.; one daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and Richard Lamy of Jasper; one son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Teresa Birchall of Wilmington, N.C.; two stepsons, Joseph Defors of Dewitt, Mich., and Doug Defors of Windsor, Calif.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

At her request, she will be cremated in Jasper, have a memorial service for the family in Jasper and her remains interred in Michigan at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the American Heart Association.

She will be missed by friends and family.

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