|Birth: ||Jan. 21, 1841|
|Death: ||Jul. 24, 1905|
Daughter of William and Elizabeth Tarver Smith, wife of Beverly Evans. She was the sister of Beverly's first wife.
The Sandersville Herald, 27 Jul 1905:
MRS. EVANS IS DEAD
She Was One of the South's Most Loyal Daughters
Funeral Held In This City
From the throne of ideal motherhood, Mrs. B.D. Evans, one of the loftiest Type of Christian womanhood of the Old South, was called, Monday, into a greater kingdom whose glory fadeth not away. The dissolution came at the residence of the daughter of the deceased, Mrs. T.H. Booz, Jr., at Lindale, near Rome; but not without exception to the loved ones as they had feared the worst for several days.
From the columns of our esteemed contemporary, the Sandersville Progress, we clip the following biographical sketch of Mrs. Evans from the pen of one who had intimate acquaintance with her:
"Mrs. Evans was reared in Sandersville, being a member of the Smith family which was one of the most prominent in this section of the state. During the war between the states she was ever ready to do all in her power in rendering service to the Confederate cause.
On the 24th of October, 1861, she was married to Col. B.D. Evans, one of Washington County's gallant sons who served four years in the southern army. Col. Evans preceded her to the grave a few years agon at the advanced aged of 72 years.
She leaves five sons, Judge B.D. Evans of Atlanta, Dr. J.H. Evans of Davisboro, Messrs George C. Evans, A. Willis Evans and A. Louis Evans of Sandersville, and one daughter, Mrs. T.H. Booz, Jr. of Lindale.
This has been a very devoted family, the children idolizing their mother, and she was happy in the reflection that she had reared a family of children who have been honored for their upright and pure lives and are an honor to their noble mother.
Mrs. Evans was a faithful and consistent member of the Baptist church and her influence was felt in every work undertaken by the ladies of the church. She was also President of the Ladies Memorial Association since its formation a few years after the war and always took an active interest in the annual exercises which were held in honor of the memory of the brave men who went to the front in defense of southern rights. She was also a life member of the Daughters of the Confederacy."
The remains were brought to this city Tuesday morning, and the funeral rites were directed by Rev. A. Chamlee from the Baptist church, after which the body attended by a large cortege of relatives and friends was laid gently to rest in the cemetery in this city.
The dominant social influence which is to save and sanctify the race unto goodness and greatness is the savoring influence of consecrated womanhood. Then, when, we stand under the shadow of the tomb of one lately departed, who was the embodiment of all the nobler Christian virtues, we can but commingle our tears with those whose hearts are broken and bleeding because of the loss of such a genial, guiding and guarding spirit as the deceased.
William Smith (1802 - 1867)
Elizabeth Tarver Smith (1807 - 1877)
Beverly Daniel Evans (1826 - 1897)
William Woodson Evans (1863 - 1864)*
Beverly Daniel Evans (1865 - 1922)*
Julian Howard Evans (1867 - 1918)*
George Clinton Evans (1869 - 1940)*
Harry Tarver Evans (1872 - 1890)*
Sarah Alice Evans Booz (1876 - 1941)*
Albert Louis Evans (1879 - 1926)*
Isabella Charlotte Smith Evans (1837 - 1856)*
Sarah Patience Smith Evans (1841 - 1905)
Note: Obituary shared by Joy Pendry.
Old City Cemetery
Created by: robin pellicci moore
Record added: Mar 15, 2011
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