STATHAM – Gwendolyn Boyd Evans, 86, died Tuesday, January 20, 2009.
Born in Barrow County, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Mary Jane Perkins Boyd. She was a member of Hebron Christian Church, and was retired from Empire Manufacturing after 30 years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse M. Evans; and sisters, Hortense Rogers and Marjorie Cronic. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved flowers, gardening, and her most loved and important job was a homemaker, loving and taking care of her family, loved ones stated.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Frankie Evans, Winder, Ronnie and Glenda Evans, Cartersville, Gregory Evans, Statham; son and fiancé, Harry Evans and Donna Lewellyn, Loganville; daughters and sons-in-law, Pat and Bill Peters, Fayetteville, Kathy and Mark Mitchell, New Orleans, La.; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brothers, Billy Boyd, Winder, J.P. Boyd, Bethlehem, Donnie Boyd, Bonaire, and George Loyce Boyd Monroe.
Funeral services will be held Friday, January 23, at 2 p.m., at Hebron Christian Church with the Revs. Danny Shoemake and John Autry officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will lie in state beginning at 1:30 p.m. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mulberry Grove, 343 Price St., Statham, Ga. 30666, or Odeyssey Healthcare, 855 Gaines School Rd., Suite G, Athens, Ga. 30605.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, is in charge of arrangements.