BETHLEHEM – Evelyn A. Dillard, 92, died Friday, May 6, 2011.
Born in Barrow County, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. (Almond) and Callie Pittman Austin. She was of the Christian faith, was a beautician and former owner of Swirl and Curls Beauty Salon of Doraville, and had worked for Carwood Manufacturing in her earlier years. She grew up during the depression and built airplanes during the war effort of World War II, saving enough money while her husband was at war to buy their family farm. Mrs. Dillard was preceded in death by her husband, M.B. Dillard; a son, Douglas Dillard; and two grandchildren.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Melvin and Sandra Dillard, Loganville, and Dwight and Katherine Dillard, Snellville, and daughter, Brenda Smith, Bethlehem; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 11, at 4 p.m. from Smith Memory Chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 3 to 4 p.m.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, is in charge of arrangements.