|Birth: ||Mar. 14, 1878|
|Death: ||Jul. 12, 1963|
The Sandersville Progress:
Mrs. Geo. C. Evans Passes at Her Home
Mrs. George C. Evans beloved citizen of Sandersville, died at her home here Friday, July 12, after an extended illness. As her tired spirit left her frail body, she fell asleep "As one who wraps the drapery of his couch about him and lies down to pleasant dreams."
Formerly Latitia Daisy Warthen, she was born March 14, 1878, in in Washington County. She was the daughter of the late John Benton Warthen and Virginia Smith Warthen and a granddaughter of the late Benjamin G. Smith and Mary Gainer Smith and Capt. William Warthen and Mary Wicker Warthen, both pioneer families of Washington County. She attended private school and LaGrange Female College, LaGrange. On December 28, 1898, she married George C. Evans, at her home near Bartow. At the time of their marriage, the late Mr. Evans, a prominent Georgia attorney, was mayor of Sandersville, the youngest in years to the day, to have served the city in this capacity.
Early in life she united with the First Baptist Church and was active for many years in all phases of the work, taking a big part in the work of the young people, The Royal Ambassadors and The Sunbeams. She took an active part in the civic and social life of the community. For over 20 years she was chairman in charge of the Confederate Memorial Dinner. She was a member of the U.D.C. and a charter member of the D.A.R.
Known by many as "Miss Daisy" she had endeared herself to many people. Her deeds of kindness and thoughtfulness will be told to other generations as an example of her unselfish devotion and thoughtfulness of others. It may be said "She looked well to the ways of her household and her children and they shall rise up and call her blessed."
Funeral services for her were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13th at her residence, 304 South Harris Street with her nephew the Rev. W.B. Warthen, Jr. Pastor of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church officiating. He was assisted by the Rev. Maurice Trimmer, pastor of Highlands Baptist Church, Macon, the Rev. E.G. Orahood, minister emeritus, First Christian Church and the Rev. M.C. Ferguson, pastor, First Baptist Church, Sandersville. Interment followed in the City Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, J. Benton Evans, Sandersville, Beverly Dan Evans IV, Macon; brother, Dr. W.B. Warthen, Davisboro; two sisters, Mrs. A.L. Evans, Mrs. A.S. Chamlee, both of Sandersville; three grandsons, Beverly D. Evans, V, J. Benton Evans, II and Ralph Gary Evans, all of Macon; a number of nieces and nephews.
Active pallbearers were Welborn Dukes, Warren Newman, Sam Collins, Frank C. Wood, Newsom Summerlin and William Sheppard.
Lang's Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.
John Benton Warthen (1843 - 1914)
Virginia F Smith Warthen (1853 - 1887)
George Clinton Evans (1869 - 1940)*
John Benton Evans (1904 - 1985)*
William Howard Evans (1909 - 1913)*
Beverly Daniel Evans (1914 - 1987)*
Old City Cemetery
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